Aberdeen City set for further legal challenge over disability cuts

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to consider whether to use its statutory powers to bring a legal challenge against Aberdeen City Council on whether their recent budget cuts have been “equality impact assessed” as required by law.

The council cutbacks caused controversy in May when the authority closed the Choices disabled day centre. Choices offered respite care for 56 people and was closed as part of the council’s programme of budget savings. Choices campaigner Kevin McCahery, the petitioner in the case of McCahery v. Aberdeen City Council was reported by BBC News as saying he was delighted at the news.

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