To: Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East: Save The Millbrook Unit

Cheshire East: Save The Millbrook Unit

We the undersigned believe that the Millbrook Unit provides an absolutely vital service to the people of Cheshire East.

We therefore call on Cheshire East Council and the UK government to provide the funding it requires and deserves in order that it may remain open and able to serve the people of Cheshire East.

This petition seeks to have the issue debated in full council.

Why is this important?

The proposed closure of the Millbrook Unit has serious implications for the health and wellbeing of thousands of Cheshire East residents across the entire borough and threatens to damage the lives and treatment of so many.

Government and council funding cuts have left our local health services stretched to the max, with mental health provision now dangerously poor.

The closure of the Millbrook Unit would mean patients and families having to drive over an hour to access the care and treatment they so desperately need and deserve in Chester or on the Wirral.

At a time when we are facing a crisis in mental health, we cannot allow this to happen.

(Petition organised by Rob Vernon on behalf of Macclesfield Constituency Labour Party)

Cheshire East

Reasons for signing

  • Excellent unit much needed in Macclesfield
  • The effects of mental illness are felt across the whole of society and locally available treatment is essential to maintain links with family and friends. Please keep the Millbrook Unit functioning.
  • Mental health treatment is as essential. It is not an optional extra!

Updates

2017-10-04 13:21:05 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-07-30 15:47:43 +0100

With the paper signatures we collected at today's Treacle Market, the petition has now surpassed 1,000 signatures! A big thank you to everyone who has signed so far and please remember to make sure your friends and family do too!

We need 3,000 signatures to submit the petition to Cheshire East for debate, so if everyone who has already signed gets just another two people each to do so, we'll hit that target in no time!

2017-07-16 09:07:03 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-07-13 21:25:10 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-07-13 20:16:48 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-13 18:54:51 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-13 18:02:06 +0100

10 signatures reached