3 October 2014
No to cuts in Tower Hamlets council services
100 service users, workers and supporters took part in a noisy lobby the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 1 October.
They were protesting about the proposals contained in public consultation on savings that would:
* Close Tower Hamlets in house Home Care in April 2015
* Shut all 4 LA nurseries (John Smiths, Overland, Mary Sambrook and Queen Mary)
* Shut one of the two Tower Hamlets children’s homes
* Axe a social work team in Children & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)
* Reduce support for young people leaving care
* Scrap Independent Reviewing Officers for children in need
* Pile more pressure on front line teams by “mainstreaming” services like the Muslim and African Families
* Threaten long running facilities like Pritchards Road and Mayfield House day centres
As a result of the protests the Council has extended the public consultation period by two weeks until Sunday 19 October.
Protesters agreed to call a public meeting to explain the impact of the proposals and to keep up pressure to withdraw the proposals.
Publicity will be available for the meeting from the UNISON Branch Office.
Thursday 16 October, 6.30pm
St Margarets House,
21 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9PL (next to York Hall)
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