Campaigners consider legal action over ‘deadly’ social care cuts in Derbyshire

Protesters held a rally outside County Hall over the cuts.

Protesters held a rally outside County Hall over the cuts.

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Campaigners are considering legal action after council chiefs approved “deadly” cuts which will affect thousands of vulnerable adults.

More than 8,000 elderly and disabled people will lose access to their home care and be forced to pay more for help under the controversial measures passed by Derbyshire County Council (DCC) on Tuesday.

The move by the Labour-led authority – which must shed £157million from its budget by 2018 because of Government austerity – will help save £60m.

 

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