Manchester Mental Health Trust agrees to reconsider cuts decision
Following a legal challenge brought by service-users represented by Deighton Pierce Glynn, Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust has agreed to consider afresh its decision to go ahead with proposals to change community mental health services which would have resulted in staff cuts of over 20%.
As part of the legal settlement, the Trust has agreed to carry out a new engagement process including writing to all service-users individually, holding open meetings and contacting 65 voluntary sector and other agencies to offer briefings and presentations on the proposals. The Trust will also compile a new equality impact assessment and a report based on the feedback from the new engagement process, both of which will be considered by the Board at a meeting in September. A fresh decision will then be made on the proposals.
Regular updates on the campaign against the cuts are available via the website of Manchester Users Network: click here. The Claimants were represented by Louise Whitfield of Deighton Pierce Glynn and Kate Markusof Doughty Street Chambers.
Date addehttp: 18.07.2012
Credit: Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors http://www.deightonpierceglynn.co.uk/news/news_1.htm#123