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Monday, February 19, 2007

More on the Camden Anti-Cuts Campaign

I have just received the following additional information on anti-cuts campaign activities in Camden -

No Cuts in Camden!

Lobby the Council from 6pm -- Wednesday 21 February 2007

Come and support deputations to Camden’s Executive from disabled people, Save Kilburn Grange Play Centre, UNISON

*** Kilburn Grange Play Centre will be bringing the after-school club to the Town Hall from 6pm ***

Camden Town Hall, Judd St WC1
Wheelchair accessible
All welcome including children

On 21 February, councillors on the Executive will agree the budget to go to full Council on 28 February. In the most serious cuts for years, Camden councillors aim to take £23 million from Council and community services. We, other community groups and Council workers 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 homecare and day centres, welfare rights help, advice and legal services, translation, 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 show how many of us oppose these cuts in basic necessities of life. People are losing services now – we want more, high-quality services and care.

Wed 28 February: March and lobby called by Camden UNISON

5pm Meet at Cobden Statue, Camden High St (near Mornington Crescent)

5.30 March to Camden Town Hall (minibus to ride down being arranged)

6-7 Lobby outside Camden Town Hall, Judd St

Bring your placards and banners.

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