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Kirklees adult social care cuts approved

Kirklees adult social care cuts approved
Adult social care in Kirklees is being scaled back as the council makes millions of pounds of savings following government funding cuts.

Vulnerable people will now have to be in “critical” need in order to access care as part of changes to the service.

Kirklees Council said the new approach would result in £2m savings a year, contributing to the £80m savings the council has to make by 2014.

The proposals were voted through at a meeting on Wednesday night.

The council said a person defined as “critical” included those whose life was threatened or had significant health problems.

A spokesman said there would still be discretion for people with “high substantial needs” to get support.

The changes have come under fire from protesters who say vulnerable and disabled people will suffer.

Cash appeal by carers who fear for their pamper days

Cash appeal by carers who fear for their pamper days

8:53am Tuesday 8th February 201

SPECIAL pamper days set up to help carers cope are facing the axe.

Carers of adults with disabilities say they count down the days to the special sessions which gives them some much needed “metime”, as well as a chance to meet other people in the same position as them.

But the Stress Relief Days, which have been running for the past seven years, are in danger of being axed in the wake of budget cuts.