Leeds council closes day centres

March 23, 2010 at 10:12 am | Posted in Yorkshire and the Humber | Comments Off on Leeds council closes day centres
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David Cameron says he wants to,

“Create a supportive funding environment for volunteer-based charities and community groups.”

Tory/Lib Dem-run Leeds City Council originally approved the closure of six day centres for older people after a proposal was tabled in July 2009.

Despite efforts to stop the closures and protests by experts, Leeds City Council is going ahead with the closure of three of these much-needed centres for the most vulnerable in the community.


Leeds council demolishes learning centre

March 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Posted in Yorkshire and the Humber | Comments Off on Leeds council demolishes learning centre
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Leeds City Council – run by a Tory, Lib Dem and Independent coalition – has spent nearly £1 million demolishing East Leeds Family Learning Centre, a once-flagship training and job centre which had fallen into disrepair.

Over recent years, the centre has fallen into disrepair and the council finally took the decision to demolish it despite unemployment in the area being at 32%.  The council has made little progress in providing a replacement service in the local area.

The centre had a proven track record of getting local people back into work with by working with local employers like Tesco.  It gave people training and confidence to look for new opportunities.

Cameron’s Conservatives say that they will provide funding for a:

“Network of Work Clubs where people will receive mentoring, skills training and help to find local job opportunities.”

They say this whilst closing centres like the East Leeds Family Learning Centre.

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