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NHS chiefs fail to show up to meeting to save Norfolk’s mental health helpline

Sue Crossman of West Norfolk CCG (l) and Jo Smithson from Norwich CCG (r) both enjoyed pay rises of £5,000 last year as part of £155,000 in pay rises for top CCG staff. But they say they can’t find £120,000 to save Norfolk’s mental health phoneline.

Health bosses have been labelled as “shameful” for failing to attend a meeting about an under-threat mental health helpline.

More than 20 people met in Norwich yesterday to discuss the future of the service which is operated by Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind.

It supports thousands of people in a mental health crisis, but is due to close at the end of this month due to its funding being stopped.

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Working towards better outcomes for carers in Norfolk

The Carers’ Council for Norfolk represents the voice of unpaid carers in Norfolk who look after a partner, family member or friend. An independent charity, it helps to make sure that carers’ experiences and opinions are heard and influence decisions about public services across the county. National organisation CarersUK estimate there are 99,419 unpaid carers in Norfolk, providing care that would cost £1.9billion pounds a year if it had to be paid for by public services – that’s over £5.2 million a day or over £60 a second. Just in Norfolk.

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

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