Branch members and Manchester User Network members held a Valentine’s Day demonstration against the cuts in Mental Health Services on Saturday 14th February. We handed out postcards and asked people to sign petitions to say that we Love Manchester but HATE the cuts which the city council is making in public health funded services.
Recovery & Connect, Supported Housing, Community Floating Support and the Health & Wellbeing Service are all facing massive cuts or total closure. The responses the branch submitted to the council’s consultation are available from the Branch Office. The council have paid no attention to our call for the cuts to be halted because of the devastating effect they will have on service users and on staff.
We will be lobbying the full council meeting on Friday 6th March, from 9am on the Town Hall steps in Albert Square. Please come to show your disgust at these cuts to essential mental health services.