I.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest

Health Concern

the ‘premier’ Independent Party in Wyre Forest


01562 823 581

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Yes; we still use the jolly-old fax - it cannot be hacked the way these new-fangled systems can. Our number is 01562 77 00 11

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The Premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest

The Wyre Forest area of north Worcestershire is the home of independent political thought - having been represented in Parliament for two terms (ten years) by the Independent M.P. Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.

Representing Wyre Forest people

The party works at Wyre Forest District and local Town and Parish levels with Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn town councils.

Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party

Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ party but a grouping of independent representatives of the people; taking on-board all manner of local problems (and solving them) and local aspirations (and aiding in their delivery). It grew out of the projected closure of Kidderminster Hospital (to which so many had contributed with fund-raising). This prompted mass protest and street parades and, ultimately, the rejection of the sitting Labour MP - a junior Minister. The party remains fundamentally concerned with the provision of health facilities and the delivery of all that results in ‘good health’ it is associated with concern for all aspects of a healthy community - education for all ages, support for the disabled and the elderly, transport, arts and entertainment, nature and the environment.
The Autumn prayer schedule issued by Bishop Inge at Worcester Cathedral asks, on Thursday 23rd September, that we pray for Kidderminster Hospital:_ for the staff, patients and their relatives - staff who have really stepped up during the pandemic supporting colleagues and adapting to new places and methods of work:_ for the challenge of dealing with a huge number of outpatients’ appointments for routine treatment:_ while retaining a real sense of community and mutual support. AMEN TO THAT
BLINK .. AND YOU MIGHT MISS IT BE OUT AT WORK, AND YOU MOST CERTAINLY WILL The exhibition of the suggestions for the multi-million pound development of the former Magistrates’ Court buildings is being staged by architects Burrell Foley Fischer .. on Thursday 9th .. (yes, .. for one day only !) .. between the hours of 3:00pm to 6:00pm . Which is fine, if you’re a “professional” .. but hard to attend if you’re “just an ordinary working man”. Oh, yes. There’s also the question of where it is being held .. anyone know where the ‘‘Coronation Gardens are ?
“This is my New Plan, guys ! We rob the Rich .. And .. We rob the Poor !!”
And before anyone starts on the “age disparity” / “Young vs Old” routine, just remember that “the old” _ Have come to the end of their working lives Have neither the health or energy to do extra work to bolster their income Have contributed to the health service and the “welfare state“ throughout their lives (even if the governments of all colours of politics have chosen the ‘easy option’ of paying today’s bills with tomorrow’s money and have put zero into reserves) Are now being deprived of their pensions being fully index-linked - Triple Lock abandoned - at a time of increasing inflation cutting into their ability to pay their bills from fixed-income sources Are faced with Care Home bills of £600 per week (and upwards) or Nursing Home bills of £800 per week Are left with a a Personal Expenses Allowance ( PEA ) “which must be at least £24.90 per week - to lavish on such trivia as day trips, feet and dental care, hairdressing; and luxuries such as presents for grandchildren.
Makes you wonder just how much partying in Magaluf and how many beers and shots can be bought with all of £24.90 - per week ? Can the average student work that one out ?