IT’S a tale of two stories, but residents living just streets apart have been receiving very different levels of service.
In Kirklees, adults who need social care are fearing further cuts to an already restricted service.
Over the border in Calderdale, every adult considered to be in need of social care had the same right, regardless of severity of their disability or special need, to the same level of care as each other.
That’s all about to change but, again, in different ways.
In one authority, Kirklees, those needs are being cut with funding for only the most critical being considered.
In Calderdale, only those within the lowest of four levels of eligibility need worry what their future holds as the council has vowed to protect services for those within the three other bands of need.
Of course, many people know and understand some cuts have to be made, with both councils having to make savings of around £145million when combined.
But at the heart of the matter are the needs of some of society’s most vulnerable people and they’re receiving such different treatment, even though they could be living just streets apart.