Wednesday, 28 November 2012

STOP The Closure Of Stirling Rd & Learning Curve Day Centres!
Public Meeting
All Welcome
Following a successful lobby of Ealing's Labour Councillors (who have the proposed the two Day Centre closures) on Monday Nov 26th there will now be a Public Meeting to be held on Thursday Dec 6th from 7pm - 9pm at:
 Michael Flanders Centre, Church Rd, Acton W3 8PP. (Click link above for directions).
There will be speakers representing both centres scheduled for closure, parents & carers and local organisations campaigning to save services for the learning disabled.
PLEASE come and show your support and/or discuss how these desparately needed services for the most vulnerable in our community can be saved.
Lobby & Protest against closures 26.11.12 at Ealing Town Hall. Ealing Council will save a mere £200, 000 closing Stirling Rd Day Centre for the Learning Disabled yet doesn't worry about spending £6.3 million on Consultant fees!

Coverage in the local Ealing Gazette of the closure plans.

The services are provided to promote and support learning disabled people to become more independent and access their community through community-based projects & activities.

Attendees of the centres will see their daily activities curtailed, the centres closed (and as seems most likely sold off) and are to be given a 'personal budget' to 'buy' their own day activities. Since this will inevitably cost them much more than at present they will see less and less of the 'outside world' and their daily lives (not to mention friendships built up over years) will dissolve.

Please Come and Join us to STOP this direct ATTACK on the Most Vulnerable People in OUR Community!

You can still express your'e anger at how services are being decimated locally. You can write to your councillor, MP, the local newspaper or national media.
Here are some local links to help you:
You can email your protests directly to Cllr Jasbir Anand, portfolio holder for Adult & Children Social Services
here at

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, (and doing well on £160k a year!) - 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

Greg Stafford is the opposition Conservative spokesman for Adult & Children Social Services

Mark Reen was opposition Conservative spokesman for Adult & Children Social Services in the previous administration

Angie Bray is the Conservative MP for Ealing Central & Acton

Virendra Sharma is the Labour MP for Ealing Southall constituency

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

The Ealing Learning Disability Partnership Board
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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:

The contact email for The Ealing Gazette is at:

The contact email for The Ealing Times is at:



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