Save disabled children's charity - Greenwich Toy and Leisure Library

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Sarah Bruce
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Greenwich Council has decided to increase the rent for Greenwich Toy and Leisure Library by a massive £26,500 giving us a bill of £46,500 per year, meaning that the charity will have to close down after 46 years. Greenwich Toy and Leisure Library in Abbey Wood works with local disabled and mainstream children to provide fun and therapeutic classes, an amazing sensory room and regular days as well as inclusive stay and play sessions and interactive music making for children with special needs and their families. It is the only local special educational needs facility in the area, and the families that use it say it is a "lifeline". But now parents of disabled children will have to trek out of the borough to access other facilities, many of which are smaller and much more expensive. 


Many of the families that use Greenwich Toy and Leisure Library are on a low-income, so this will leave many vulnerable local families isolated. Please sign the petition to STOP Greenwich council's rent increase and grant low rent to the charity so they can keep their doors open. 


The council already gives low rent to other mainstream children's facilities, community centres, market place, rugby ground and to some local cafes. We understand that council budgets are tight, but stripping local disabled children of their only affordable local resource isn't the right way to raise funds.