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.

If the deepest cuts to adult social care are agreed, it would mean some 2,700 fewer people, including older people and the disabled, would get social care directly from Norfolk County Council.

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

  1. Joy Stanley says:

    A combined service supervised by qualified staff would reduce costs for health and social services. The private sector will always take a top off the money supplied for their credit balance or Profit. We need non profit making organisations to meet all vulnerable people’s needs

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