Sunday, 17 October 2010

More On The S.A.D. Ealing Campaign - In The Gazette & On The Street

Emie Louise Alizalwa is the 14 year daughter of Albert Dane Day Centre service user Irene Alizalwa and plainly Irene is justly proud of her campaigning daughter who has joined in the fight to save the centre her mother has attended for some time.

Irene Alizalwa campaigns to save Albert Dane Centre
Emie has written letter after letter to the local Southall Gazette newspaper and had them published thus prompting others to join in the campaign to save Day Services for disabled adults from closure. It prompted the following in the Southall Gazette:

In another letter to the Southall Gazette from The Albert Dane Day Centre Service Users Commitee the service users said

"For many of us Albert Dane is the only meaningful social life we have. Without it many of us will have to spend the days, as well as nights by ourselves with nobody to interact with, except a care assistant who comes in to dress us (maybe 20 minutes a day). Some of us will lose even that luxury"

Further to this campaigners from Ealing Trade Union Council & representing several trade unions took to the streets of Ealing Broadway yesterday (Sat' 16th) to protest about the coming cuts & closures program.

The S.A.D. Ealing campaign was represented and it's petition was signed to save the Albert Dane & Links centres.
All the Save The Day Centre's leaflets were given out and interest was much bigger than last time!

The public is obviously becoming increasingly worried ahead of the swingeing cuts expected after Wednesday's forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

Protesting against closures
Dates For Your Diary!

Tuesday 19th October - Lobby of full council meeting from 5pm - 7pm at Ealing Town Hall in support of a motion to save Albert Dane Centre from closure. Organised by Ealing Unison and ADC users. Your support would be greatly appreciated! For further info see -
Wednesday 20 October - day of the ConDem Comprehensive Spending review announcement.
Demonstration organised by Camden Trades Council and other unions which assembles from 4.30pm at Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2 (Tube: Holborn) and leaves at 5.30pm to march to Whitehall to join the protest outside Downing Street.
The Coalition of Resistance has organised a Rally opposite Downing Street from 6.00pm onwards with a whole host of speakers: Tony Benn; Caroline Lucas MP; Rev Jesse Jackson; Aaron Porter (President, NUS); Bob Crow (GS RMT); Mark Serwotka (GS PCS); Matt Wrack (GS FBU); Steve Gillan (GS Prison Officers Association); Kevin Courtney (Deputy GS NUT); Lindsey German (Stop the War); Zita Holbourne (BARAC Black Activists Rising Against Cuts); Lee Jasper (BARAC); Dot Gibson (National pensioners Convention); Jeremy Corbyn MP; John McDonnell MP; Salma Yaqoob (Respect Birmingham); Romayne Phoenix (Green Party); Bill Greenshields (People’s Charter); Paul Brandon (Right to Work Campaign); Kanja Sesy (NUS Black Students Officer); Adeline O’Keefe (Keep Our NHS Public).

Saturday 23 October 

No to Cuts demonstration called by the RMT and supported by PCS, NUT, FBU and NSSN
Assembles outside Unity House (nearest tube Euston) at 11am and marches to Bedford Square,just around the corner from Congress House.
for an outdoor rally including Bob Crow (RMT) and Matt Wrack (FBU). A SERTUC rally will also be taking place at Congress House starting at 12noon.
Read The Above? Send Your Protests To The Following Then!
You can email your protests directly to Cllr Jasbir Anand

You can also email Stephen Day who is the director of Adult
Social Services or even give him a call
on 020 8825 9315

Martin Smith is the Chief Executive of Ealing Council, he has
two email's with which you can contact him on  or

Gary Malcom is the Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Ealing Council

Harvey Rose is another Lib Dem who has been positively involved with Day Centre issues before
Jason Stacey Is the opposition Conservative leader

Virendra Sharma is the Labour MP for Ealing Southall

Steve Pound is the genial MP for the neighbouring
constituency of Ealing North

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The Ealing Learning Disability Partnership Board  
is a group charged with defending the rights of service users in the
borough and ensuring they get good services. You can fill out a contact form with your concerns about proposed closures at:

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