Monday, 10 December 2012

Stirling Rd & Learning Curve Day Centre's Closure Proposals: Latest News
Please join us on Tuesday 11th December to protest against these cruel proposals and lobby councillors about it.

At a public meeting in Acton last week parents, carers and the local community heard moving speeches and testimonies regarding the closure proposals and what could happen to vulnerable learning disabled people if these valuable day services for adults with learning disabilities if they are closed. The centres will close in May 2013 if the proposals are endorsed by councillors.
One parent (in tears), told how difficult it been for her child and how he had been taunted in mainstream education and how he had progressed enormously and gained qualifications that will enable him to gainfully find work soon under the guiding hand of of Learning Curve.
Another parent (who's 45 yr old child attends Stirling Rd Centre) worried that her child would be lonely and depressed and miss her friends when Stirling Rd closes - she has attended the day centre for almost 25 yrs.
"In the consultation they say, 'Oh, but there is all these other things for your child to do' But it's not true - there is nothing"
A further public meeting will be held in due course.
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 £180k 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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