Families around Liverpool will be urged to come together and join hands in protest at 72% cuts to children’s centre budgets.
In protest at the cuts forced on the council by the Government, families are gathering at children’s centres across the city tomorrow.
They will discuss their plans and how to deal with the withdrawal of a number of services.
They will also try to raise awareness of the future cuts and its effect on the community.
Liverpool council cabinet member for children’s services, Cllr Jane Corbett, said: “It’s brilliant that parents and carers feel so passionately about all our Children’s Centres, and we welcome their thoughts and ideas about how to continue to provide such a great service while having to achieve the savings that this Government is forcing us to make.
“Central government has cut our budget that we have for running all our services by 58%. That means we have got to make another £156m of savings over the next three years.
“We have already been having informal meetings with the children’s centres to listen to their ideas for the way forward.
“We have also been in discussions with a range of different organisations to see if they can help fund the running costs and deliver services with such a reduced budget.”
Events will take place at:
Picton and Granby Children’s Centre at 9.30am;
Church and Mossley Hill and County & Walton, 10am;
Garston Children’s Centre at 1pm;
Hunts Cross (at St Hilda’s Church Hall, Speke Road), at 1.30pm;
Everton Children and Families Centre, at 2pm;
Speke Children’s Centre, at 3.30pm.