Legal challenge over Lancashire County Council care cuts

Lancashire County Council is facing a legal challenge over plans to cut its adult and children’s social care budget.

The authority must save £179m in the next three years, with a significant amount coming from its care budget.

Disability support group Disability Equality North West claims the cuts are illegal. The case has been taken up by solicitors Irwin Mitchell.

The council said it would to protect front line services as far as possible.

It added that it did not accept the criticism of its budget decisions.

But Melanie Close, of Disability Equality North West, said: “It feels like they’re going too fast. It feels like they’re not listening to people. It feels like they’re not looking at what impact this will have.

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