Mencap wants to hear of how people are coping with service cuts
TORBAY Mencap has launched a monitoring group in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal.
The charity wants to find out how members and families in the area are coping with service cuts, planned changes and their fears for the future.
Spokesman John Duffin said: "Members are concerned that cuts, changes and unnecessary innovations by a variety of provider organisations are cumulatively having a serious and damaging effect on the lives of their family members with disabilities and learning difficulties.
"Of equal concern is the pace at which changes are being made with lack of consultation or inadequate consultation being a common factor in most if not all of the cases."
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The team will survey its members to gather evidence of the impact of the cuts already made on people with learning difficulties in the last three years.
They want to know what people's feelings are with regard to future cuts and changes and what are their fears for the future.
It is hoped the results will be collated in about several weeks.
The monitoring committee will present to the Torbay Mencap management committee an action plan based on the core Mencap precept.