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Kirklees Council to respond to referrals on vulnerable adults in 14 days

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On April 11th, 2012, Marie Blackburn died of pneumonia. Despite expressed concern for her welfare, social services took twenty-four days to contact her at her home, by which time it was too late. 

The following petition is to reduce the 28-day limit that Kirklees have in place to respond to vulnerable adults, in cases which can be life-threatening, by two weeks, meaning social services will have to respond to referrals within a maximum of 14 days. 

By signing this petition you are helping to achieve an improved service for elderly people with a realistic response time to contact them, at a time when it counts the most. 

Mrs Blackburn may not have lived longer than a week, had social services responded quicker, but she would have received the care and comfort she deserved at the end of her 90 year life. 

 Thank you.


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