A judicial review launched by patients has prompted health chiefs to back down over plans to axe eight services
BY: Jennifer Williams Crowds gather to protest the cuts earlier this year Manchester’s mental health chiefs have done a u-turn over proposed cuts – just months after driving them through in the face of uproar. A judicial review launched by a patient against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the city’s three […]
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 […]
The Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Manchester (3) Clinical Commissioning Groups are accused of failing in their duty to disabled and disadvantaged people in the city by the planned closures .
Outside Bench Mark Nell Lane, one of the services under threat of closure Press Release : Issued By Manchester Users’ Network: For Immediate Release: – In the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester. A Court action on Friday 24 Th June, 2016 prevented Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust from taking any further […]
Manchester’s new Health and Wellbeing Service ‘buzz’ has been launched, following the redesign of the sectors across the city.
By Nic Marko One of only five combined mental health and social care Trusts in England and Wales, buzz has been implemented to improve the health of people in Manchester. Bridget Hughes, General Manager for buzz Health and Wellbeing Service, believes the resource will allow the local population to live in better physical and mental […]
Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign to improve provision for troubled teenagers, criticising the government for ‘inadequate’ funding for young people in the midst of a crisis
BY: TODD FITZGERALD Martina Brincat-Baines, mum of Kesia, and Deborah Cooper, Tyler’s mum Two mothers whose suicidal children died after their cries for help were ‘ignored’ have joined forces to demand an overhaul of mental health services – and more cash to help vulnerable youngsters. Deborah Cooper and Martina Brincat-Baines have launched a campaign […]
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 […]
The city's mental health trust is expected to axe £1.5m in services this morning. Here's why all of us should be outraged
BY: Jennifer Williams When cuts have gone on this long, there is a danger they can start to look a bit samey, to barely pass as news. A million from this service. Two million from that. This council has shrunk by this percent. This other public body is about to fall over. But there are […]
John Byron has been under the care of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for nine years, and now they've decided they can do no more for him
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that can be done for him. John Byron, 49, has long been under the care of Manchester’s community mental health team to help […]
A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS: Manchester’s mental health trust is to push ahead in axing £1:5m of frontline services, the M.E.N. can reveal – despite a huge public outcry. At its board meeting Thursday morning Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is due to scrap eight separate community-based services, hitting around 500 patients. They include arts […]