BY: MUN Reporter Manchester Deserves Better Mental Health Services Court Action against Manchester NHS Trust and 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been instructed by court to stop any action to close 8 mental health services including discharging service users or proceeding with planned staff redundancies. The threatened services […]
In this special report Jennifer Williams catches a glimpse of the lives of those that sleep rough on Manchester's streets
BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS The figure in the Royal Exchange doorway is motionless. It’s 8.45am. Commuters are rushing through St Ann’s Square in the icy drizzle, heads bent over coffee cups as drama quietly plays out nearby. Kelly is vaguely known to the council’s homelessness team, but they don’t know her well. “I’ve not come […]
The three local CCGs affected - NHS Central Manchester CCG, NHS North Manchester CCG and NHS South Manchester CCGs - said they had supported the cuts but that this did not mean they were not working to improve mental health services in Manchester.
By:Hiba Mahamadi Outside Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust as Trust Board Meets . A mental health trust in Manchester has cut seven front-line community-based services to save £1m, in one of the first major decisions taken since the city was given total control over its health budget. Manchester Mental Health and Social […]
Here’s what patients, trade unionists, politicians, commissioners and mental health workers are saying about yesterday’s decision
When revealed the plans back in October they prompted a public outcry. But despite a public consultation finding people massively against the move – and warnings that it will cost lives – the trust has pushed ahead with the cut, arguing it doesn’t have enough money to balance its books otherwise. Patients, trade unions, politicians […]
'Manchester deserves better mental health services' campaign is calling for a mass lobby outside Chorlton House on this date, from 9.30am - the meeting starts at 10.00am. Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9UN.
D-day for Service Users: Please support demo outside Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust HQ Chorlton House on 31 St March 2016 at 9:30am. The Trust will meet at a Board meeting to announce their decision if to close 7 front line mental health services; every one of them is needed and absolutely necessary to […]
A challenge against Manchester City Council's decision to close the Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury has been launched by public law experts.
BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON The Brian Hore Unit in West Didsbury Campaigners fighting the closure of a ‘life-saving’ alcohol dependency unit have launched legal action against the council. Public law experts have applied for a judicial review into the decision to close the Brian Hore Unit, in West Didsbury . People who use the service […]
There are only a few days left to have your say on the future of a host of services in the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.
There are only a few days left to have your say on the future of a host of services in the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The trust provides a spectrum of mental health and wellbeing services to over half a million people in the city of Manchester, and is one of only five […]
Tearful scenes as last winter residents leave former Manchester United player’s building facing uncertain future
It is estimated Neville spent up to £150,000 on keeping the project going during the winter months. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images BY:Diane Taylor The former Manchester United star Gary Neville closed the doors of his hotel to homeless people, after allowing them to stay there rent-free with a package of support for more than […]
The town hall is holding a one-off hearing today to discuss the state of our mental health services, after it emerged the city's crisis-hit provider was being scrapped
By: BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS This afternoon councillors, NHS officials, patients and voluntary groups are gathering at Manchester town hall to discuss the state of our city’s mental health services. The one-off inquiry was ordered late last year , after it emerged Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust was on the brink of financial collapse – and planning […]
If these proposed cuts were to be implemented Services Users can expect more medication, more hospitalization, more of a prison service and less of a NHS organisation
MUN Meeting to be held 1: 30 pm Wednesday 30 Th December, 2015 Manchester User’s Network’s (MUN} will hold a meeting of service user, members on Wednesday 30 Th December, 2015 at 1:30pm along with the group, its friends and its network of Service Users and affiliated groups to further plan and organize further actions […]