Front Line Services

Latest information on cuts in South Birmingham from Communities Against the Cuts – we’d love to hear from anyone helped by Birmingham CAB.

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Desperate people need a (preferably local) Citizens Advice Bureau, but this essential front line service is threatened once again.  At present in Birmingham we have the Central one, plus three more in Kingstanding, Tyseley and Northfield, and these last three are facing closure once more. Their funding from the Council was slashed under the ConDem administration in March 2011, and only 50% replaced in October. £120,000 is now needed to keep them on the road. Without that, they are living a week-to-week existence, never knowing if it will be the last. You would think that under a Labour Council, that relatively small amount of money could be found quite easily, but there is no sign of it yet. Instead, the Director has appealed for funds from the public to make up the deficit! Here we have Labour echoing Cameron’s “Big Society”
In response to this very worrying situation, Communities Against the…

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2 responses to “Front Line Services

  1. Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    Front line services, presumably not often used by those who axed the funding.

    After all, if you need legal advice, hire a solicitor and if you need financial advice, ask a banker, the one you play golf with.
    Oh, nearly forgot – if you want to know the time, ask a policeman.
    If you can find one.

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