Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Friday, 6 July 2012

Day care centres at risk under One Barnet

Day care centres at risk under One Barnet

My colleague, Cllr Barry Rawlings of Coppetts ward is concerned about the future of day centres.

In East Finchley is the much loved Ann Owens Centre, and I know the Meritage in Hendon well, having gone to school next door. This news comes on the back of eye watering cuts by the Tories to Surestart centres. The Newstead in East Finchley faces a 35% cut, which is completely unsustainable.

You can come along to the Cabinet meeting on 17th July at Hendon Town Hall from 7 PM to hear the debate.

With the closure of the welfare rights unit and the East Finchley advice service some years ago, it's clear that the Conservatives are punishing the old, the young, the poor and the vulnerable. They are not responsible for theeconomic situation that we are in, but they are paying the price.