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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel6/22/2019 3:23:31 am PDT

Essex council proposes £25.92 ‘lifting charge’ to help elderly up when they fall

local council has defended plans to charge pensioners £26 to help them to their feet if they’ve had a fall at home.

Tendring District Council, in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, has come under fire after proposing a £25.92 additional annual charge to around 2,500 Essex residents who use its Careline service. The “lifting service” will mean Careline staff go to the home of the elderly person with a touch of a special alarm button.
Michael Le Cornu, chairman of the Tendring Pensioners’ Action group told the Mirror it meant people would in effect be “penalised for falling”.

Don’t let Trump hear about this. He’ll privatize the service, then they’ll charge $500 and throw you in a cage if you don’t pay.