I have been informed by post that essex county council is proposing to make savings to s117 care by charging those in residential care £230 per week for accusation and food. As far as I'm concerned it totally changes the goalposts. It does say that it will be means tested but how can someone who lacks capacity complete any form accurately? It just seems that they don't care about the most vulnerable in society. Ironically I looked up.the expenses of the councillor in charge of making this proposal and he received £45,000 for one year. And one of the expenses? FOOD!!!