Unite activists turned out again to show their oppositions to proposed cuts to mental health services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
A sizeable demonstration was clearly noticeable outside the headquarters of the clinical commissioning group in Beccles, just six days after the public meeting in Yarmouth. People are angry about any further changes to a service which has been historically under-funded and where cuts and closures have already been felt. Unite members, who have been leading the charge against the proposals, joined other concerned citizens and activists to voice their opposition at the last meeting of the consultation process.
Unite regional co-ordinating officer Mark Robinson commented, ‘Unite is taking the lead to stop these cuts and within a week has been at the forefront of several demonstrations at these sham consultations. We continue to work with the community groups in both Norfolk and Suffolk to tell the CCGs to stop these cuts and develop much needed mental health services in both counties.’
Beccles based Unite activist Shaun Jeffrey added, ‘We are proud to work alongside our members working in the trust, through our community membership and the local population to promote the union and its part in this vital local campaign in Waveney.’