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Say No to closures – Invest in the Future!

In: Campaigning, Children, Fighting Back, Young People, Youth Workers

Oxfordshire County Council is proposing to close its 44 children’s centres and seven early intervention hubs and replace them with eight "Children & Family Resource centres offering a slimmed-down service for the most vulnerable people aged 0 to 19. Universal services, such as stay and play and open access youth sessions, will no longer be provided by the county council. Read More »

Stop Changes To Access To Work!

In: Campaigning, Disability, Fighting Back

Deaf and disabled workers were out in force at the weekend to fight to stop changes being made to their employment support. Access to work is a government scheme that provides the practical support that Deaf and disabled people need to work: yet individual budgets are being cut by Government placing jobs at risk. Read More »

Budget day sees Bromley council staff stage fourth wave of strikes

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back, Pay

Bromley council’s plans to carry out a mass privatisation of services are again being challenged by members of Unite, the country’s largest union, with a fourth wave of strikes that started on Tuesday 7 July and a demonstration at Parliament Square today. Unite members were also joined by strikers from Barnet Unison who are also on strike over accelerating privatisation.  Read More »

The NCIA ‘Transition Roadshows’

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back

What will 5 years of majority Conservative Government mean for social justice, equality, vulnerable people and communities, and what does it mean for independent voluntary action faced with these pressures? How will voluntary services survive and continue to do the work they think is needed? Where next for campaigning and community action? What alliances can be forged to defend services and the communities they serve? Read More »

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