Category Archives: disability

Creating better world for disabled and carers

The challenge is creating a society fit for disabled people, people who live with long-term conditions and unpaid carers to enjoy their right to live well.

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Warning of impact of £73m cuts on Norfolk’s disabled people

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Mark Harrison, CEO of Equal Lives. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk County Council needs to make £111m of savings over three years

A disability rights organisation has warned that worst case scenario cuts of £73m in spending on adult social care could leave some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable people “dejected and abandoned”.

Norfolk County Council needs to make £111m of savings over three years, so every committee has been asked to plan to be spending 25pc less in three years time.

That would save £169m, so not all the cuts and savings proposed will happen, but councillors wanted options so they have some element of choice.

NHS and care sector: Safety a ‘big concern’ in England

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