Saturday, 2 October 2010

The Closures - Comments From The Councillors....

Some time ago and in relation to possible upcoming cuts to and/or closures of services Cllr Yvonne Johnson, Cabinet Member for  Finance & Performance said 'There will be no cuts in frontline services...' Hmm...

Protest to her directly at:

Councillor Yvonne Johnson

c/o Labour Group Members' Room, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, London, W5 2BY

Surgery: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm-7.30pm (except August), Oaktree Community Centre, Osborne Road, Acton, London, W3 8SR.
Contact tel: (020) 8993 4166

Cllr Jasbir Anand, Cabinet member: Children & Adult Services refused to answer questions and said 'I'm not talking to the Unions'. Shame on her as a Labour Cllr.

Protest to her directly at:

Cllr Jasbir Anand

c/o Labour Group Members' Room, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, London, W5 2BY

Surgery: Last Saturday of the month, 2pm-3pm, Dominion Arts Education Centre.

Contact tel: (020) 8574 4058


The campaign continues...

Friday, 1 October 2010

Welcome! The Campaign Begins!

Help us save services for the disabled!

So far (and only as 'In Year' cuts) and that's ahead of much more stringent cuts being annnounced in mid November (16th), EALING COUNCIL has said they have plans to cut the following services within Adult Social Services:
THE ALBERT DANE CENTRE is a 40-place day centre for adults aged 18 to 64 years with a physical disability and/or sensory impairment based in Western Rd, Southall. 
It has survived closure in the (recent) past with support from the amazing body of service users and their famillies & carers, unions and the local community.
The Albert Dane Centre, 19/21 Western Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 5HA
Tel: (020) 8574 5074
Write to your local MP, local councillor to protest, or even better email the Ealing Council Adult Social Services Director - Stephen Day -
Val Garrard - Albert Dane service user - 'We have to fight to keep this open. The people that go there are like a small family unit, they find it hard to make friends in the able bodied world and this is removing a large part of their world.
PLEASE HELP! Write letters to your MP's, councillors and the newspapers, send emails to the media.'

A Successful First petition and stall was held on Saturday 1st October in Ealing Broadway High street. Service users, ADC staff, members of The Socialist Party and Unison Activists all came down to hand out leaflets and gain support. A photographer from The Gazette also came to take a picture for the local paper.
Asian service users and staff also had a very successful campaign meeting at The Gurdwara in Southall where over 200 signatures were collected in less then an hour !

Please join in the the fight and help us leaflet and petition.

Sunday 10th October
 12pm - 2pm Gurdwara, Havelock Road, Southall.

Please help save this unique and hugely needed service serving the most vulnerable people in society!