by Amy Lockwood Apr 1st, 2015
Veteran and ex-prisoner of war, 96 year-old Robbie Clark, could be forced out of his home. The government has slashed social care budgets everywhere and Robbie’s council say they can’t afford the support he needs. They’re trying to force him into a residential home against his will.
David, a 38 Degrees member, has started a petition to make sure Robbie can spend his final years at home. Over 80,000 of us have already signed it – it’s growing by the minute.
A massive petition will send a powerful message to our candidates this election that we won’t stand by while the elderly bear the brunt of government cuts. So let’s make this campaign as big as possible. If you think that Robbie should be able to stay in his home, please sign the petition:
Here’s what David says:
“One of Britain’s oldest surviving prisoners of war faces being forced into a care home against his will after Brent Council refused to pay for his home help. His family said they fear being in a care home would kill him.”
Click here to sign his petition now:
38 Degrees members said that social care for older or disabled people should be one of our top campaigning issues this election. Any of us could need help at some point in our lives. So together, we’re campaigning to make sure everyone gets the care they need.