Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/27612

Posted on 4 July 2018 at 14:26 GMT

Service users and families protest learning disability service cuts

  (Click to enlarge)

Around a hundred service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close its Learning Disability centres.

During what was a lively demonstration most of Rotherham's councillors were lobbied by campaigners in an attempt to save the centres but the Labour-controlled council rubber-stamped the decision that was approved by the cabinet in May. This decision is short-sighted and unfair. It will leave vulnerable people without the care and support that they need.

A number of members of the public asked questions of the cabinet member for adult social care while scores of supporters packed the public galleries with others having to be accommodated in the council chamber and one of the committee rooms.

A campaign is being run by families and carers in a desperate attempt to get Rotherham Council to reverse its decision. The local newspaper's letters pages are regularly full of letters from people who are angry and feel let down by the council. An online petition attracted 1,000 signatures in a day and campaigners are planning a summer of protests. They are giving a voice to those who are often unheard.

M Reed, Rotherham

This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 4 July 2018 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

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






Related links:

Rotherham:

triangle"If you think bus and rail services are crap, sign our petition to take them back"

triangleOrgreave injustice - 35th anniversary march and rally

triangleStand up against abuse - justice not racism

triangleRacist smears won't stop child sex abuse

triangle200-year miscarriage of justice exposing ruling class

Protest:

trianglePeterborough food workers picket and protest

triangleLebanon - mass protests cut across sectarian division

triangleBuilding a working-class movement for Tamil rights

triangleSolidarity with Turkish workers

Disability:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Disability rights and socialism

triangleTories out. Scrap Universal Credit. Fight for living wages and welfare!

Cuts:

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: Campaigning against the cuts & for women's rights

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: Cuts and climate change cause floods

Council:

triangleStop Newham Labour's cuts and gentrification

Carers:

triangleHome carers victory

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

22/2/20

PCS

Workers call on Interserve bosses to recognise union

19/2/20

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Keep the pressure on to save Royal Glam A&E

19/2/20

Climate change

'Roses are red, violets are blue, BP and Shell - we're coming for you'

19/2/20

Newham

Stop Newham Labour's cuts and gentrification

19/2/20

Unite

London bus rep dismissal update

19/2/20

Birmingham

Support Clive Walder

19/2/20

East London

East London anti-academy strikes escalate

19/2/20

NEU

Sixth-form strikers stand firm for increased funding

19/2/20

Unite

Unite union executive council elections

19/2/20

Hackney

Hackney parking wardens strike for 15 an hour

19/2/20

The Socialist

The Socialist: Ideas to change society

19/2/20

Peterborough

Peterborough food workers picket and protest

19/2/20

The Socialist

Socialist sellers

19/2/20

Environment

Socialist Students says democratise the climate strike movement

12/2/20

Climate change

Johnson emits huge quantities of hot air!

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: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999