Resnews No.4 2013 was accompanied by the following ‘insert’: Letter to members Dec 2013
Dear Members, You may be aware that Residential Care in Intentional Village Communities is under extreme threat. We suggest that our members and other concerned individuals write a letter to or email their MPs and relevant Ministers of State, reminding them of the misinterpretation of government policy by both Local Authorities and some charities, and the financial incentive, which favours Supported Living over Residential Care. For your convenience a template letter is overleaf.
The relevant Ministers are:
The Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health
Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support
Address for both of the above is Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS
Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Disabled People at Department for Works and Pensions, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NA.
The template letter is also available on our website. If you wish to discuss the letter then please contact the office.
Yours faithfully Bill Fisher Chief Executive
The template letter referred to (in Word format) is here: Template letter , and is now available for download.