18 Oct 2018

Deaf and blind services under threat as Northamptonshire Council searches for cuts

Health and Social Care Editor

Vital services for deaf and blind people could be lost as a result of a local authority’s severe financial problems.

Northamptonshire County Council needs to find £65 million in savings in the next financial year – and is now looking at cutting the £70,000-a-year funding to two charities which provide support to thousands of people across the county with vision and hearing problems.

The charities themselves say the cut will make little difference to the council but will have life changing consequences for their clients.