FINANCE: A mental health trust is holding a consultation into the closure of a specialist personality disorder service.

West London Mental Health Trust is holding the 12-week consultation after taking legal advice on the closure of the service which works with families who have exhausted other avenues of help.

A paper to the trust’s January board said: “For several years, the Families service has been operating with a financial loss. In this financial year 2010-11, at the end of month 9, the income deficit is £703K,000, due to under activity.”