New sources of funding?
In early December, Mary Langan wrote, on behalf of SASH and with the support of a range of local voluntary organisations and campaign groups, to Haringey Council leader Claire Kober and chair of Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Sherry Tang, proposing a number of possible alternative sources of funding that could provide a lifeline for local adult care services threatened by Haringey’s drastic cuts programme.
Two weeks later, Councillor Peter Morton, Cabinet member for health and wellbeing, responded on behalf of the Council, peremptorily dismissing these proposals (we have not even received an acknowledgement of our letter from the CCG).
Mary replied, requesting further clarification of the Council’s decision and its plans, particularly in relation to the possibility of a 2% increase in Council Tax. She also requested again that this matter be referred for urgent review by Haringey’s Health and Wellbeing Board (which includes both the Council and the CCG).
Below are the letters;
- 2 December: Mary Langan (and others) to Claire Kober and Dr Sherry Tang:
- 17 December: Cllr Morton to Mary Langan:
- 31 December: Mary Langan to Cllr Morton:
- 12 January: Martin Hewitt briefing to Haringey Labour Group on the above exchange