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Anger as Norfolk disability funding cut U-turn ruled out

Down syndrome child

People with disabilities and their families say they are angry at a council’s refusal to reverse “inhumane” £4m funding cuts.

About 150 campaigners met Norfolk county councillors to oppose changes to the minimum income guarantee.

One campaigner Marilyn Heath, whose daughter Sara has Down’s syndrome, said people were “angry” at their treatment by the council.

Conservative council leader Andrew Proctor said reversing the cuts was “not a reasonable financial decision”.

The changes to the minimum income guarantee will mean the financial support paid to about 1,000 people in the county will be reduced.

Mrs Heath said her daughter’s weekly income would fall from £189 to £132.

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