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Norfolk ex-soldier with multiple sclerosis having to sell family home to pay care bill

West Norfolk pensioners pay thousands towards care bill for ex-Royal Artillery officer who served in Northern Ireland

by Donna Semmens Thursday, May 10, 2012
7:36 AM

 

Tim Sudbury who has MS and his wife Marion, at their home in Walpole St Peter which they are having to leave because of a battle with Norfolk County Council over care fees. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The financial struggles facing the elderly and disabled were shown last night after a former soldier suffering from multiple sclerosis said he would have to sell his family home of 30 years to pay his annual care bills.

Welfare Reform Bill will change people’s lives

Iain Duncan Smith: Welfare reforms realised

Iain Duncan Smith’s Welfare Reform Bill became law today marking an historic moment for the Coalition Government and delivering on his promise to restore the welfare system to one that is fair for society and will make work pay.

These are the biggest reforms for 60 years and promise to change the lives of millions of households, providing support to the most vulnerable people in society, with around 2.8 million low to middle income households better off and around 900,000 adults and children lifted out of poverty under Universal Credit.

NHS bill: Lords and MPs debating healthcare shake-up

Controversial plans to overhaul the way the NHS is run in England are again being debated in the Lords, as Labour says the bill can still be stopped.

Peers are examining the Health and Social Care Bill and there will be a Labour-led NHS debate in the Commons.

Labour says it will support a motion by rebel Lib Dem MPs calling for the bill to be dropped.

But health minister Simon Burns told the BBC he was “very confident” it would become law by the spring.

The legislation is now coming to the end of its report stage in the Lords and is expected to become law within weeks.

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