Tuesday 20 July 2010

Island Fling

The microbus chugs across the Menai Strait for Ynys Mon's "Road to Recovery" event at the Dingle, Llangefni. Understandably there is concern from Hafal Members about the effect on mental health services of the Council's severe financial problems. In a way the problems on the island presage difficulty which may be faced elsewhere when the real cuts come. The message must be that front-line mental health services must not be targets for cuts though of course it is fair to seek maximum efficiency. The Council should also consider which mental health services might be more cost-effectively provided by the voluntary sector.