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Mental health cuts ‘put lives at risk’

Cuts to adult mental health services in England have started damaging the quality of care given to patients, a report suggests.

The review by the King’s Fund think tank found there was now “widespread evidence of poor quality care”.

Researchers linked this to the use of unproven, cheaper services in a bid to balance the books.

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.

Disabled dad told he is fit to work TWO WEEKS before death

Diabetic David O’Mar, of Cardiff, was lying in a hospital bed with pneumonia when the DWP made its decision

Matthew Horwood David O’Mar of Fairwater has collected thousands of football kits to give to children in Eastern Europe
‘Fit to work’: David O’Mar was diabetic and suffering with pneumonia when his benefits were taken away

A disabled dad died two weeks ­after being judged fit for work as he lay in hospital with pneumonia

Diabetic David O’Mar was stripped of his disability benefits in April after a work ­capability assessment for Iain Duncan Smith’s hated Department for Work and Pensions.

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