Kirkless Council confident it will not be sued over care cuts

OFFICIALS are confident Kirklees Council will not be sued over its care cuts.

Last week a High Court judge ruled that Birmingham City Council’s decision to scrap care for 4,000 adults with substantial needs was unlawful under the Disability Discrimination Act.

The local authority had been expecting to save £17.5m this year by restricting social care packages to clients whose needs were classed as critical.

But Kirklees, which is making similar care cuts, is confident it will not end up in the courts.

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