Cutting funding for young people in the Midlands

April 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Posted in Midlands | Comments Off on Cutting funding for young people in the Midlands
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David Cameron says,

“We need strong families, we need youth clubs, we need things to divert people away from crime”.

His councils tell a different story, like Coventry and Wolverhampton.

In Coventry, the Tories have scrapped 14 children’s clubs and play schemes.

Tory-led Wolverhampton has cut seven youth workers with another £346,000 cuts planned to youth services.

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No respect for Coventry’s elderly

April 22, 2010 at 7:45 am | Posted in Midlands | Comments Off on No respect for Coventry’s elderly
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The Conservative Party website says,

“We need to help those elderly people who are amongst the most vulnerable in our society.”

Under the Tories in Coventry, elderly and disabled residents will pay 40% more for services such as home care and meals on wheels.

Cuts in Coventry hit the most vulnerable

April 22, 2010 at 7:44 am | Posted in Midlands | Comments Off on Cuts in Coventry hit the most vulnerable
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Tory-run Coventry City Council has consistently hit the most vulnerable with cuts and hefty increases in charges.

In the budgets for 2007/08 and 2008/9, charges for meals on wheels increased by 60% and over half a million pounds was withdrawn from the councils budget to promote independence for older people.

They also tried to close workshops for people with learning difficulties and reduced the budget for children leaving care by £150,000 whilst stopping before and after  school clubs.

The Tories are hitting the most vulnerable with charges they can’t afford for services they need.

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