Workers and service users lobbied against cuts to community and mental health budgets in Manchester last week.
“Some 39 jobs are to go from our Trust, and caseloads will increase by 20 percent,” said Unison union branch joint secretary Caroline Ridgeway.
Alan Hartman, chair of the Manchester Users Network, has used mental health services for 40 years. He told a campaign meeting, “Already suicide rates are in Manchester are amongst the highest in the country. We know these will now rise because of the cuts.”