Somerset

Cash cut to Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association

An eating disorder charity is scaling back some of its work because of funding cuts.

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association (SWEDA) will reduce the time it operates its helpline and cut the number of home visits.

Business manager Paula Blight said: "We decided to keep our face-to-face counselling service because no-one else offers that in Somerset."

The Street-based charity had £50,000 cut by the local health trust.

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said its own service already met the needs of most patients.

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