Norfolk Council is risking a rift with the county’s mental health trust over its plans to cut £53m from adult care over the next three years.
The consultative proposals include plans to cut spending on social care for mental health service users by £1.6m next year.
The council contracts Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to provide social care for adults with mental health problems.
“We are very concerned about the impact that these potential cuts will have on mental health social care services; in particular adult mental health services,” said the trust’s chief executive, Aidan Thomas. “We are discussing the proposals with Norfolk Council.”