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Save Hampshire residential care homes
The Socialist Party has put its full support behind the campaign of Hampshire Unison to prevent the closure of three elderly residential care homes. We have been leafleting, held stalls and knocked on doors, collecting pages and pages of signatures against the closures - hardly anyone has refused to sign the petition!
We have also attended the public meetings hosted by Unison and spoken to relatives of residents and to staff employed in the homes themselves.
Meanwhile, the council is holding over £300 million in reserves. Hampshire Socialist Party says do not close these care homes, the residents want to stay there, their families want them kept open and so does almost everyone in the community!
Alongside trade unionists, we will continue to put as much pressure on Hampshire county council as possible to prevent these closures and to gather the support of affected residents.
Join the lobby of Hampshire county council
Friday 21 September, 1pm
Outside Hampshire county council HQ - Elizabeth II Court, Winchester SO23 8TG
In The Socialist 19 September 2012:
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