Huge cuts planned in health and social care

On top of £11 million cuts agreed at the March meeting of the integrated joint board (IJB) it is now proposing a further £35 million in cuts which will severely impact frontline services, primarily those that are run by Edinburgh City Council.  This follows a report from the care commission in March which described a care system in the city that is already failing at almost every level.

The IJB has cancelled its April and June meetings.  The timetable for decision making on the cuts is that the IJB meets on Tuesday 13th June, the council Finance and Resources Committee on 20th June and the full council on 22nd June.  So we have about 6 weeks to really build a campaign to stop these cuts.

Please try and attend our meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday 4th May where pooling ideas, organising and building the campaign will be the only agenda item.  Register at and a link for the Zoom meeting will be sent to your email.  Please share with friends and workmates.

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2 thoughts on “Huge cuts planned in health and social care

  1. Does this mean £ 47 million of cuts have to found over the next few days ?
    This does not seem credible and there will be no local healthcare services left in Edinburgh at this rate which would be a risk of people being harmed.
    How do the cuts in budgets get presented ?


    1. It looks like the cuts will be presented to the EIJB on 13th June with very little detail of what will be effected or of the specific consequences of the decision.


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