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A leading mental health charity for military veterans says it will not be able to take any new cases in England and Wales, because of a funding crisis. Combat Stress said its income has fallen from £16m to £10m in the current financial year partly due to cuts in NHS funding support. The charity had been receiving around 2,000 referrals for treatment a year. The NHS said new specialist services for ex-soldiers have helped more than 10,000 people to date. But veterans' minister Johnny Mercer said he will hold an "urgent meeting" over Combat Stress' problems. The charity said that, until 2018, it was receiving more than £3m a year from NHS England. But it said 90% of its income is now dependent on public donations. Full story

25 January

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