FIGHTING TO SAVE SERVICES
THE LABOUR COUNCILS PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS INCLUDE THE CLOSURE
OF WARSTONES RESOURCE CENTRE .
Warstones is a highly respected resource for elderly people providing a range of services
in the South west of Wolverhampton. The council is proposing to transfer these services to other centres in Wolverhampton.
Staff at Warstones believe that these proposals will not be in the best interests of the present residents (or indeed future residents) and have begun a campaign to protect Warstones.
The things they say:
Councillor Evans (cabinet member for Adult services) says of the proposal
" we believe they will have minimal effect on service users but enable us to make important savings by better using our other resource centres"
In 2010 when (the then Tory) council were proposing to close Underhill house and move its residents Cllr Evans said;
“There’s got to be a change in legislation so that Councils can’t just close homes like this just because the controlling group wants to deliver a zero per cent Council Tax increase.
"It should only be allowed when these homes are failing, and when it’s in the residents interests.”
we couldn't agree more with Cllr Evans!