Caerphilly’s Labour MP Wayne David has strongly criticised Caerphilly County Borough Council after it was ranked 17th out of 22 Welsh local authorities on disability care in a report by the charity Scope.
The charity commissioned a report from the Independent think-thank Demos about the impact of public spending cuts on disabled people and disability-related services.
The report states Caerphilly Council ranks 17th out of 22 local authorities in Wales for the way it has managed the impact of the cuts.
According the report, which can be read here, Caerphilly’s social services budget for children, adults, older people’s care and disability has been cut by 2.26% compared to last year.
The 22 Welsh councils were than ranked taking into account the budget cut and other factors. The overall result was that Caerphilly was rated as a ‘bad’ authority.
Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has criticised the Plaid Cymru-led council in light of the report.