County Hall demonstration
June 30, 2011 08:30Published by group: Notts Save Our Services
Tagged as: austerity care council cuts disability local_communities nottinghamshire_county_council social_care supporting_people
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham
Conservative controlled Nottinghamshire County Council meets on Thursday 30 June to agree major cuts to social care provision across the county.
Adult day care centres forced to close
The council plans to close 35 specialist adult day centres, and replace these with just 13 generic ones. UNISON fears this will leave too few centres, forcing elderly or vulnerable people to travel further. Over 118 care staff face the sack.
Supporting People budgets halved
The council also plans to cut £10million of funding to ‘Supporting People’ projects—with many axed or cut as much as 50%.
The council under-spent by £24million in the last financial year, but intends to cut frontline services to the most vulnerable and needy. The council claims it has consulted widely on these plans, but UNISON fears these cuts have yet to be fully explained to those most likely to face them.
Please back our demonstration ahead of the Full Council meeting on 30 June. We’ll be protesting from 8.30am (the council meeting starts at 10am).
All staff, service users and community groups welcome. Make some noise so your councillors can hear you!!!