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

Dan Grimmer
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.

West Norfolk Carers Somewhere for Me appeal makes flippin’ good start

Staff enjoying a pancake breakfast to launch Britain’s Biggest Brekkie event to raise funds for carers

A fundraising breakfast campaign to help local young carers got off to a flippin’ great start this week.

The Carers Trust launched its nationwide annual Britain’s Best Breakfast campaign yesterday – and West Norfolk Carers (WNC) is getting involved to help boost the Lynn News Somewhere for Me appeal.

Families, friends and colleagues are now being urged to raise a (piece of) toast for local young carers and “wake up to caring” by getting together for fundraising fry-ups, pancakes and more.

Thousands of most vulnerable in Norfolk would be affected by £50m social care cuts

Dan Grimmer

Thousands of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk could be robbed of choices about care as councillors consider slashing £50m in what they spend on services.

That is the stark warning from union leaders, who fear the impending disaster of a ‘perfect storm’ – of Norfolk’s increasingly elderly population and the county council having to save a massive £111m over the next three years.

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