June 6, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea support groups hit by funding cutbacks
local support groups based in Burnham-On-Sea look set to lose
their support workers due to government spending cuts.
the 'The Way4ward' and 'Sunflower Clubs' - which are based at
Burnham's BAY Centre - are peer support groups for people with
mental health issues and provide a lifeline to vulnerable adults
by helping to stop isolation.
But the group's spokeswoman, Tracy Ridgeway, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"These cuts aren't just affecting us, theyre affecting
day services throughout Somerset."
in four people in the UK has a mental health problem at some point
in their life, which makes it crucial to have the right mental
health support in place."
are looking to find some way to fight for our mental health day
services and are considering a number of options."
councillor Alan Miller has this week visited the groups and pledged
his support to fight their cause.
Anyone that can help in the provision of mental health day services
in the Burnham area should contact Clare on 07971 912452.
Members of Burnham's Way4ward group at the BAY Centre