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‘JEREMY CORBYN’ JOINS CAMPAIGN AGAINST SALFORD LABOUR COUNCIL DISABLED CHILDREN HOME CLOSURE
 

Star date: 30th May 2017 

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE SALFORD'S ONLY DISABLED CHILDREN'S HOME HANDS OVER 3,500 SIGNATURE PETITION

'Jeremy Corbyn' joined campaigners in Salford this morning to hand over a 3,500 signature petition to Save The Grange, the city's only residential care home for disabled children.

Campaigners have been pointing out the contradictions of Salford's Corbyn supporting City Mayor, Paul Dennett, and proposals to close the home for disabled children... "We're still hopeful that we can reverse the decision and that the home remains open" said parent Rebecca Howarth

Full details here...


Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor
Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor
Save The Grange 3,500 signature petition handover to Salford Mayor
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Last Saturday, at a public meeting to Save The Grange, Salford's only residential care home for disabled children, Ameen Hadi of Salford City UNISON, which represents public sector staff in the city, had spoken loud and clear about the contradictions inherent in Salford Labour Party which runs Salford City Council...

"I do not want to be in a position" he said "where people can turn around and say 'The Tories don't care about the vulnerable and neither do this Labour Council'..."

Paul Gerrard, from Salford Against the Cuts, had underlined the sentiment... "...We all want people to vote for Rebecca Long-Bailey and other Labour candidates - and at the same time the Council is going to close a disabled children's care home!" he said "What is going on? You couldn't make this up!"

This morning, campaigners handed over a petition to Save The Grange signed by over 3,500 people – and a Jeremy Corbyn mask was worn to ram the point home. A smirking Theresa May mask was also in evidence lurking in the background.

Placards were carried showing the wide range of support for the campaign – from the Salford Red Devils team and mascot, to Swinton Moorside Cricket Club and Salford City FC fans; to Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, who told campaigners that it is "unacceptable to send disabled children out of the borough"...

It was hoped to hand the petition over to Salford City Mayor and Jeremy Corbyn supporter, Paul Dennett, but he was at a pre-arranged meeting ironically centred on people with disabilities. Instead, an official from the Mayor's office accepted the signatures...

"She has assured us that we will get acknowledgement of this and, because of the amount of signatures, it will be discussed at the next full Council meeting in July" said Rebecca Howarth, parent of one of the children at The Grange

"We would have preferred to hand it to the Mayor or one of his deputies" she added "Either way, I think he will be surprised when he sees it. There are not vast numbers of us affected but there are a lot of supporters out there who have signed the hard copies and online petitions.

"I think they do realise that we are all passionate about it" she said "We're still hopeful that we can reverse the decision and that the home remains open..."


The decision to shut The Grange is currently in the midst of a staff consultation.

For a full background see the report of Saturday's public meeting – click here and also follow the links within the article 

Caroline Gray wrote
at 07:15:01 on 01 June 2017
nobody seems to think lib-dem..? why are they not on the news..think about it?......................I worked with disabled children care home..Sorry we were lucky if one parent came to visit. while the state fully cared for them...This so called love.. no ..sorry load of bull u are watching to much t.v. which is brain washing....Those on t.v. just wont more benefits ..free money..but do nothing .. collect money ..do nothing ..do not dam well tell me ..i worked in the homes.family's gave a dam.one maybe out of 100..
 
Linny loo wrote
at 22:16:56 on 30 May 2017
Well Tom what can be said about the labour council? It isn't to be trusted. It says one thing and does another. I'm sick of hearing about the £186 million pounds in cuts. We all know that. The truth of the matter is the councillors are listening to the council officers who are telling them where to make cuts. Who's pulling who's string? Come on wake up councillors and do the job you were elected to do, earn your money YOU should be making decisions not just agreeing to what you are being told. Think of your policies and do what you say. Look after the vulnerable.
 
tom nolan wrote
at 14:45:13 on 30 May 2017
how long have I been saying it and no one listens. Dennett and bailey are Tories in wolf clothing..i have emailed and phoned bailey lots of times to explain clause 106 and why don't they collect it or tell the developers to do one. Never 1 reply. Dennett I emailed him to tell him he is just a clone of Ian Stewart..
 
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