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Mental-health patients driven hundreds of miles for treatment

Shortage of beds in constituencies of two health ministers is blamed on cuts in East Anglian hospital budgets

HEALTH REPORTER

A crisis in mental health care has been declared by NHS staff in East Anglia, across a region covering the constituencies of two government health ministers.

Nurses say that it has become common for there to be no beds available for mental health patients in all of Norfolk and Suffolk, leading to severely ill patients being driven hundreds of miles to hospitals as far as Manchester.

Powys elderly day care centre charges doubled

Meals-on-wheels charges will rise from £3 per meal to £4.50.

Plans to double charges for elderly people at seven Powys day centres has been backed by the council cabinet.

A 50% hike in meals-on-wheels charges was also supported.

Family Carers charity to be boosted by online auction of Ed Sheeran clothes

Suffolk Family Carers volunteers with clothes donated by Ed Sheeran.

Friday, May 9, 2014
11:51 AM

An online auction of clothes worn by Suffolk singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will begin tonight in aid of Suffolk Family Carers.

The Ipswich-based charity was part of a select few organisations chosen to sell the items, many of which have been worn on photo and video shoots and at the star’s concerts.

The auction is already getting a lot of attention online and officials at the charity are hopeful it will help them to raise thousands of pounds.

Anna Haley, fundraiser at Suffolk Family Carers, said: “We are so excited that Ed Sheeran wants to help our charity raise vital funds and this is the perfect way.

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