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Let's Take This to the Next Level

Bernard Halley
Wirral, ENG, United Kingdom

Feb 28, 2016 — Thank you all - - 200 + in 12 hours

Now it's time to get serious.

WBC will tell you that "no decision has been taken" and that service users will receive an unspecified replacement which will be "better or equal". Yet Girtrell Court staff have been told that their jobs "have been deleted" and until this carer campaign forced a grudging extension to the end of June, no bookings at all where being accepted for 2016/17.

The linked video and carer research shows that there are no acceptable alternatives available - just smoke and mirrors by WBC.

Do these facts support "no decision being taken" ? - a resounding no !!!!

This campaign is about the council duty of care, disabled and carers rights and is totally apolitical. But it cannot avoid the fact that this cut is being proposed and supported by a Labour administration so we have to take the fight to them as only they can reverse this disaster.

Wirral residents and Voters - you will find below the email addresses of all Labour councillors. Please email your ward reps and let them know how cruel and uncaring this proposed closure is. Let them know very clearly how you will vote in the May elections unless :-

WBC clearly states before the elections that Girtrell will be allowed to continue to operate until any replacement service has been fully researched, defined and properly consulted with carers and service users to ensure it is fit for purpose.

Ward Email
Bebington christinamuspratt@wirral.gov.uk
Bebington janwilliamson@wirral.gov.uk
Bebington waltersmith@wirral.gov.uk
Bidston & St James annmclachlan@wirral.gov.uk
Bidston & St James briankenny@wirral.gov.uk
Birkenhead & Tranmere jeanstapleton@wirral.gov.uk
Birkenhead & Tranmere phildavies@wirral.gov.uk
Bromborough jerrywilliams@wirral.gov.uk
Bromborough joewalsh@wirral.gov.uk
Bromborough steveniblock@wirral.gov.uk
Claughton deniseroberts@wirral.gov.uk
Claughton georgedavies@wirral.gov.uk
Claughton stevefoulkes@wirral.gov.uk
Leasowe & Moreton East anitaleech@wirral.gov.uk
Leasowe & Moreton East ronabbey@wirral.gov.uk
Leasowe & Moreton East treenajohnson@wirral.gov.uk
Liscard berniemooney@wirral.gov.uk
Liscard matthewdaniel@wirral.gov.uk
New Brighton christinespriggs@wirral.gov.uk
New Brighton pathackett@wirral.gov.uk
New Brighton robgregson@wirral.gov.uk
Oxton pauldoughty@wirral.gov.uk
Pensby & Thingwall mikesullivan@wirral.gov.uk
Pensby & Thingwall philipbrightmore@wirral.gov.uk
Prenton angeladavies@wirral.gov.uk
Prenton denisereally@wirral.gov.uk
Prenton tonynorbury@wirral.gov.uk
Rock Ferry billdavies@wirral.gov.uk
Rock Ferry chrismeaden@wirral.gov.uk
Rock Ferry moiramclaughlin@wirral.gov.uk
Seacombe adrianjones@wirral.gov.uk
Seacombe christinejones@wirral.gov.uk
Seacombe johnsalter@wirral.gov.uk
Upton matthewpatrick@wirral.gov.uk
Upton stuartwhittingham@wirral.gov.uk
Upton tonysmith@wirral.gov.uk

Please find time now to send these emails - let us show them the strength of feeling held by voters with compassion and help this campaign make the difference that needs to happen.

Finally, spread the word - share with friends, neighbours, work colleagues, social media etc.

Thank you on behalf of all Girtrell users and their carers

(Video link 3 min 50 seconds in)


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