Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/687/12873

From The Socialist newspaper, 28 September 2011

Salford says: Save Lancaster House!

A Save Lancaster House campaigner

Salford City Council intends to withdraw funding for Lancaster House - a training and resettlement centre which provides temporary accommodation for 38 single men - on 30 September 2011. If this goes ahead Lancaster House would become nothing more than a B&B.

Re-housing the residents without support before they are ready for the transition to independent living could lead to serious repercussions as these men all have significant and complex needs, including some with mental health disabilities and others with physical disabilities.

David Allum, chair of the residents' peer group, made an eleventh hour plea to Salford council during their council meeting, only for this to fall on deaf ears.

The councillor concerned refused to answer David's question as to what would happen to him and his fellow residents on 30 September, citing 'contractual reasons' for not responding.

The irony is that a Salvation Army chaplain led the opening council meeting prayers in which she said that 'we pray that we are able to support the vulnerable'.

In recent weeks Save Lancaster House campaigners have held protests, including a candlelit vigil, and lobbied Salford councillors. They haven't heard the last of us yet!

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 28 September 2011:


Building for 30 November strike

Mass strikes can kick out Con-Dems


Jarrow march for jobs

Marching for a future

Join the Jarrow marchers on their 330 mile journey!

Why are you marching?

Why are you supporting the march?

Jarrow march - council puts high price on right to protest


The Socialist's editorials

World economy in meltdown - we won't pay for capitalist crisis

Pro-business Labour offers crumbs and promises cuts


Socialist history

1911 - Bermondsey women's uprising


Socialist Party youth and students

6,000 uni fees? An offer we can refuse!

Fight fees and cuts - join Socialist Students!

Youth demand a future in Tottenham

What I spent my EMA on


Socialist Party news and analysis

As Murdochgate scandal goes on - release Tommy Sheridan!

Scotland: SNP do the Con-Dems' dirty work

Dale Farm - call off the evictions of residents

Metal thefts - The hidden crime of capitalism

Socialism 2011: A weekend of discussion and debate

News in brief


International socialist news and analysis

As debt crisis deepens... Greek workers and youth in revolt


Socialist Party workplace news

Construction workers strike to defend agreements

Greenwich Unite takes fight to cuts councillors

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

PFI schemes - a national scandal

Salford says: Save Lancaster House!

Stop coastguard cuts!

Stroud demo against private sharks killing the NHS


Socialist Party review

Film review: Tinker tailor soldier spy


Readers' comments

My impressions of the Work Programme

More whacko ideas from Tories

Standing up for our pension rights


 

Home   |   The Socialist 28 September 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Salford:

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Racism in football

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Local elections rally

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Gilets Jaunes movement in France

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Socialist change not climate change!

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Engels' book 'Socialism - Utopian and Scientific'

Council:

triangleWarning lights flashing for Corbynism

triangleHome carers victory

triangleWorcester Tories stonewall action on climate change

triangleSocialist policies needed to halt climate disaster

Accommodation:

triangleDomestic abuse accommodation: Tories shift - but safety is more than a bed

triangleThem & Us

triangleThem & Us

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

24/5/19

Steel

Save steel jobs: Demand socialist nationalisation

23/5/19

Schools

4 June - Walk out against Trump! Climate criminal not welcome

22/5/19

Probation

Workers celebrate renationalisation

22/5/19

Birmingham

Home carers victory

22/5/19

Morrisons

Morrisons workers reject pay offer

22/5/19

Unite

Unite young members' conference

22/5/19

Accommodation

Domestic abuse accommodation: Tories shift - but safety is more than a bed

22/5/19

Haringey

Haringey: Socialists' stance fully vindicated

22/5/19

Devon

Anger and frustration at the establishment

22/5/19

Worcester

Worcester Tories stonewall action on climate change

22/5/19

National Education Union

Day of action against cuts to special needs education

22/5/19

Strike

Workplace news in brief

22/5/19

Woolwich

Woolwich ferry workers begin ten days of strike action

22/5/19

RMT

Fantastic RMT London Underground victory

22/5/19

Tyne and Wear

Lifting the mood

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999