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Monday, February 05, 2007

Mobilising Against Cuts In Camden

I have received the following from Winvisible regarding a meeting this week in Camden -

No Cuts in Camden!

Public meeting 7pm Thursday 8 February 2007

Small Hall, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road
(opposite Euston Station)

Wheelchair accessible -- BSL sign language interpreters

All welcome

In the most serious cuts for years, Camden councillors aim to take £23 million from Council and community services. We and other community groups are working with Camden UNISON, organisers of this public meeting, to oppose these cuts which will have a devastating impact on the whole community.

As women with disabilities, pensioners, mums, immigrants, low-income people facing discrimination, we rely on welfare rights help, advice and legal services, translation, homecare and day centres, play centres, housing services and support. Home helps employed by Camden are worried they could lose their jobs in a switch to 100% private agency staff. Councillors plan to raise Council rents as well as charges for meals on wheels (poor-quality frozen meals) and other services.

This is our money; it should go into people´s care. We must stop it being taken from us to pay for war and other policies which inflict death and disabilities.

Come to the meeting to raise your concerns -- to show how many of us oppose these cuts in basic necessities of life. See attached advert published in the Camden New Journal on 1 February.

ACCESS : Friends House is wheelchair accessible. The back entrance is in Endsleigh Gardens, where parking restrictions end at 6.30pm.

More dates and info from Camden UNISON for the No Cuts campaign:

· Monday 5 February 6.30pm: Next steering group meeting at the Camden UNISON office, 59 Phoenix Road NW1, meeting where all concerned are welcome to influence the direction of the fight against cuts, and helping to plan the events.

· Weds 28th February: Protest, probably including a march through some of the Borough, to end with a lobby of the Council meeting in the evening at the Town Hall.



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