Life gets tougher for those in need

WHEN times are hard, you can usually be sure of one thing. The people feeling the most pain will be those whose lives were no bed of roses in the first place.

Bournemouth council decided yesterday to close the Dorset Enterprises factory on Elliott Road and make all 23 workers redundant.

The factory was said to be running at a loss of more than £400,000 a year. Many of those people will have to join the unemployment lines – along with former staff of Comet, Jessops and, most likely, HMV and Blockbuster.

Bournemouth council’s cabinet member for adult social care has said council cannot justify a large subsidy to Dorset Enterprise when it needs to help people with “substantial and critical” needs.

That seems to be the reality of life in 2013. If your needs are “critical or substantial”, the state may still help you. For everyone else in need, life is likely to get tougher.

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7:41pm Thu 17 Jan 13

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As a society we have chosen to care for those who cant make it in the real world who have dealt a card of special needs that is no fault of their own. Not everything we do is because there will be a financial profit. Sometimes there needs to be a human profit. As Cllr Roger West said yesterday 'this council knows the cost of everthing ( if it suits in my view) and the value of nothing. I think this Tory council has yet again broken both employment and social care law and think this is yet another case for the Ombudsman. This council was found guilty of maladimistration service failure and injustice just last month. I would urge their supporters to seek remedy in law. Bournemouth borough council dismantled the management layer of Dorset Enterprices when it was making a profit and now that its not, and was never required to because was a service for the disabled, they have closed it. They are bare faced bullies and thugs in my humble view
As a society we have chosen to care for those who cant make it in the real world who have dealt a card of special needs that is no fault of their own. Not everything we do is because there will be a financial profit. Sometimes there needs to be a human profit. As Cllr Roger West said yesterday 'this council knows the cost of everthing ( if it suits in my view) and the value of nothing. I think this Tory council has yet again broken both employment and social care law and think this is yet another case for the Ombudsman. This council was found guilty of maladimistration service failure and injustice just last month. I would urge their supporters to seek remedy in law. Bournemouth borough council dismantled the management layer of Dorset Enterprices when it was making a profit and now that its not, and was never required to because was a service for the disabled, they have closed it. They are bare faced bullies and thugs in my humble view step up

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