Save Active Lifestyles parent and baby services in Manchester!

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Manchester City Council has made a sudden decision to cut the provision of mum and baby classes currently run by Active Lifestyles due to a funding cut. There has been no consultation, no attempt to reduce classes where there are low numbers. Instead there is now going to be a complete cull of the provision with a ridiculous 3 weeks notice!

Their official stance is that these baby sessions don't fit into the remit and they will no longer fund it. Off the record these services have been called "fluffy" and insignificant despite overwhelming evidence to show the benefits of baby massage on post natal depression, the social aspects for mums/community spirit and the relationship between baby massage/yoga and babies reaching developmental milestones. This is an insult to the mums and babies that rely on this service and all that we have worked so hard for over the past few years.

Please sign and share this petition now so that the decision makers can clearly see and understand the mistake they're making and the strength of support to continue running these services. Thank you!

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