Monthly Archives: February 2013

National Pensioners’ Convention: Social care plan lets pensioners down

Lack of funds means changes will be of little benefit                     On 11 February Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, announced changes to social care funding in England based on the Dilnot report. These proposals, which apply only to funding residential care, were brought forward by the Tories and will now be included in the […]

Reject the wedge between generations

Claude Mickleson, Anti-cuts activist, Forest of Dean ‘The old are money-grabbers who want something for nothing and fuss when they don’t get it.’ … ‘The young won’t do a fair day’s work and laze around causing trouble.’ While the middle aged and “baby boomers” were ‘brought up with unrealistic expectations’ and ‘demand more than the […]

SAVE OUR NHS! – NHS Workshop initiated by Gloucestershire 38 degrees group

Organised by 38 degrees & Gloucestershire anti-cuts groups (Stroud, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham & Gloucester Against the Cuts) with the participation/support of various union branches and individual union reps and activists. Workshop – Saturday 16 February at  8 Milsom Street, Cheltenham A series of information & discussion sessions (broad outline of topics below) starting […]