Star date: 18th September 2012
SALFORD CARE WORKERS ALREADY AXED AS CONSULTATION BEGINS ON THEIR FUTURE
"Should these drop-ins and groups cease to exist, these service users would relapse into severe depression and become isolated again, which could lead to self harm and potentially suicide…" Steve Cullen, service user
As Salford Council begins a consultation with Mental Health service users around its proposed axing of three community care workers who organise and support their weekly drop-in sessions, staff have already been told they're getting sacked.
"We want service users, carers, volunteers and the public to have their say" it states on the Council's consultation webpage. But the cut is already a fait accompli. Service users have organised to defend their drop-ins, with a huge public meeting organised for 1st October. They've called themselves the United Services Users Committee, or USUC!
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