Salford disabled travel subsidy to continue, court orders

Salford council has been ordered to continue subsidising transport for 200 disabled adults, pending a legal case.

The High Court in Manchester made the ruling ahead of a case being brought by Michael Robson from Swinton, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

The council wanted to stop travel to day centres and respite care from Friday, to save £600,000 a year.

A judicial review is expected next week. The authority said it would "robustly challenge" the action.

The city council has to make £2.6m of cuts to social services this year, as part of £25m of total budget cuts.

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