Thornberry told The Telegraph:
"The Tory-led Government’s approach means huge changes are being brought in very quickly, giving little time for consultation with staff and service users. On top of this, Local Authorities are faced with the confusion of David Cameron’s wasteful top-down reorganisation of the NHS, which means that they are unable to plan for the long term."The Care and Support Alliance, in its recent evidence to the Dilnott Commission, reported that 23% of respondents reported that their care had already been cut back. However, the High Court recently ruled that Birmingham City Council's decision to to stop providing care packages for about 4,000 adults whose needs are assessed as being substantial was unlawful. The decision could have repercussions for other councils attempting to make similar cuts in social care.