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Councillor James Baker slams public health budget cut to Calderdale

by jamesbaker on 13 February, 2016

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Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a further £666,229 cut to the public health budget in Calderdale. The budget pays to help improve people’s health – and stop them getting ill in the first place – so there is less pressure on the NHS.

Work undertaken by public health budgets include encouraging people to exercise more, give up smoking, drink less, come off drugs and drink and avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

“This cut will mean that local residents are less likely to make good decisions on their health, and when they do need help it is less likely to be there for them, says Lib Dem Councillor James Baker

“Liberal Democrats say these are the wrong cuts, made in the wrong way and they will end up costing the Government and the NHS more than is saved.”

 

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