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To: Samih Kalakeche and Joe Anderson (Mayor)

Save our Services/Liverpool

Save our Services/Liverpool

To stop the Privatisation of Supported living for the Physically Disabled and Learning Disabilities.

Why is this important?

'Liverpool City Council recently revealed plans to privatise Supported Accommodation for people with learning difficulties in the city.
These services play an essential role in supporting people to live independently in the community.
The plans will lead to staff losing their jobs or working for new private bosses.
The bosses won't hesitate to drive down the pay and conditions of their staff.
This will result in a high turnover of staff. This will affect the quality of support tenants get.
At a time when many people with learning difficulties/physically disabled can't find work and suffer from hate crime, support should be extended not cut.
We the undersigned demand that this support should be provided as a public service by staff who know the tenants, not by the private sector.'

Liverpool

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Reasons for signing

  • Because i care for those that need additional support
  • Social services, social care, healthcare, and public/ allied services should never be privatised. It's wrong to profit from people's ill health, learning difficulties, or physical disability. If the public sector does not wish to do these services directly allow and pay not-for-profit charities to do them. This could be much cheaper too than having private profit-seeking companies do the public service(s) who want taxpayers to guarantee their profits too as well as pay for the service.
  • For Justice and Recognition.

Updates

2015-01-09 19:15:13 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-01-08 10:48:27 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-01-07 16:54:07 +0000

10 signatures reached