Cornwall Council could face judicial review over cuts to adult services

Cornwall Council could be taken to judicial review by campaigners after its cabinet passed a range of cuts to adult social care services.

East Cornwall Mencap chair Reg Broad said yesterday he was looking for people with learning difficulties or their parents to mount a judicial review after the cabinet backed the measures, designed to combat a £3.6 million adult social care deficit, last week.

The cuts include removing day care from people with learning difficulties who are funded for residential care, introducing a £1.50 charge for transport to day centres, and removing services from people with low-level needs

The council’s executive member for adult social care, Nigel Walker, said he appreciated the measures had caused concern but they were unavoidable.

Cornwall is just one of several councils, notably Wiltshire proposing cuts to adult care

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