Socialist Worker

Glasgow mental health cuts will be costly

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2431

John Dane

John Dane (Pic: Socialist Worker)


Campaigners against a 40 percent funding cut to Glasgow Association of Mental Health (GamH) say the cuts will cost more in the long run.

The city council has the service on the chopping block in the latest round of budget cuts.

The charity faces potential closure if its funding is axed. This could lead to people ending up in hospital or jail without the support GamH provides.

Service user John Dane told Socialist Worker, “GamH means everything to us—without the service most people wouldn’t know where to turn to.

“If Glasgow city council cut back on GamH a lot of people will look to social workers, but they don’t have the resources to cope.”

John said the campaign is pulling in wide support and thousands are signing their petition to save the service. 

He called on supporters to pressure their councillors and ask them what they are doing to stop the cuts.

The campaign plans a mass lobby outside the council committee that is set to decide on the funding in January.

Sign the petition chn.ge/1uvYocK
and find out more about the campaign on.fb.me/1teyECh 

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