Liberal Democrat East Sussex County Councillor John Ungar, Opposition Lead Member for Adult Social Care, has put forward a Notice of Motion asking the County Council to call on Her Majesty's Government to publish its White Paper on the re-organisation of Social Care. This Notice of Motion is supported by County Councillor David Tutt, Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition.
At a Lead Member meeting, the Conservative Lead Member for Adult Social Care decided not to support the Notice of Motion calling on Her Majesty's Government to publish its White Paper on the future of Adult Social Care. He did not put forward a strong reason as to why the County Council would not support the Notice of Motion. The Motion now goes to full County Council where we will do our best to persuade the whole council to support this most reasonable motion.
John Ungar said, "It is a pity that, once again, East Sussex County Council Conservatives have refused to work with Liberal Democrat County Councillors to improve services to the people of East Sussex. There are many families in East Sussex who don't know what is expected of them when funding the care of their relatives. Many see their life savings disappear."
County Councillor David Tutt said, "Boris Johnson, when he was first elected as Prime Minister, he promised to fix this problem. As is typical with this government, we are yet to see any action."