Lee Flowers is disabled and relies on care at home through direct payments. He has been with his service provider for 10 years but his right to choice may soon dissapear with changes to the way Nottinghamshire County Council delivers its home care services.
He is not alone. Around 3,000 Nottinghamshire service users, including elderly, vulnerable and disabled people, will be severely affected by the council’s decision to reduce the number of home care providers it uses from around 30 to six from April.
Mr Flowers started the petition after the council announced Mansfield and Ashfield will be jointly classed as one area with only be one service provider.