Oxfordshire council makes dramatic U-turn on mental health cut

OXFORDSHIRE County Council has made a dramatic U-turn on plans to slash mental health funding.

The council had been proposing to reduce its contribution to NHS mental health services and social work by £1.6 million, from £8m to £6.4, by 2022.

Today, however, council bosses appear to have bowed to public pressure, scrapping £1m of the cuts and delaying the remaining £600,000 cut by a year.

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