Monthly Archives: April 2013

Petition against the War on Welfare

100,000 signatures to stop the War on Welfare! We call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions. Sign the petition here: On Twitter: #WOWpetition

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One Barnet Judicial Review: Legal Aid granted for Appeal
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The judgement in the One Barnet Judicial Review hearing brought against Barnet Council has gone against Maria Nash as Lord Justice Underhill ruled the challenge should have been made earlier. But he did find that Barnet Council had failed to consult residents. Legal Aid was granted yesterday (31 April) to Maria Nash to allow her to appeal against Judge Underhill's decsion to refuse her request for Judicial Review of the One Barnet Programme of privatisation.

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BRING ‘YOUR CHOICE BARNET’ BACK IN-HOUSE - campaign launch report

Around 50 people met at the Greek Cypriot Centre on 11th April 2013 to launch a campaign calling on Barnet Council to bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house. 'Your Choice Barnet' (YCB) delivers care and support services to disabled adults in Barnet and has been 'arms length' from the Council since February 2012. The Council hoped that the service would make a surplus - £263,000 by 2015 and £493,000 by 2016 - but instead it has been losing money.

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