Monthly Archives: October 2013

Support for the national teachers’ strike

The Barnet Alliance for Public Services supports the actions of teachers and their unions in protecting their terms and conditions now and in the future. Support for teachers means support for education, our children, our community, our society. We stand with you in solidarity.

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Anita Woolf reacts to the closure of BILS
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Anita Woolf is the mother of Carl Woolf, who is a user of one of the Your Choice Barnet day centres, Barnet Independent Living Service (BILS); she contacted CADDSS via this website recently following a CADDSS letter in the local press.  BILS is designated for closure and the centre is to be demolished in 2016, with no plan by Barnet council or Your Choice Barnet to move the service or rehouse the service users. Read here Anita's and Carl's letters

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How well do we support the most vulnerable people in our society?
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The Campaign Against Destruction of Disabled Support Services (CADDSS) welcomes the appointment of the new Care Quality Commission chief inspector Andrea Sutcliffe. CADDSS congratulates Ms Sutcliffe on her clear views about the way to ensure good quality care services and hopes that her appointment will provide an opportunity for the CQC to look again at the most effective way of safeguarding vulnerable people. CADDSS hopes that the new chief inspector

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BAPS fundraising benefit, 26 October

A fundraising benefit for the Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS): To celebrate Maria Nash who carried the torch for Barnet residents and fought a Judicial Review against Barnet council to try and stop the ruin of our community, To celebrate the Barnet community that is coming together to keep on the fight for our local democracy and livelihood, To celebrate The Griffin, that became another local pub accessible for disabled wheelchair users.

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CQC failing to ensure the safety of day centres
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Following a recent incident when a person attending a day centre for people with learning disabilities fell down a manhole, members of CADDSS, a local group campaigning on behalf of disabled people in Barnet wrote to the Care Quality Commission and were shocked to discover from them that this statutory regulatory body has no brief to inspect or monitor day centres for people with learning disabilities in spite of their website saying 'we check a

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Councillors fail to respond to CADDSS
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CADDSS (Campaign Against Destruction of Disabled Support Services) welcomed the creation of the Task and Finish Group of councillors to review services provided by Your Choice Barnet to adults with severe disabilities.  However, CADDSS was very disappointed that the Task and Finish Group made no effort to contact service users or their carers to ask them about their experience of using services provided by Your Choice Barnet. Read the latest press

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Petition: Capita Keep Our Jobs In Barnet

In a move that will dismay the community and distress the many individuals and families directly affected, Capita today announced its plans to relocate council services around the UK, making mass redundancies inevitable. Jobs lost to Barnet will go to Belfast and Bromley, Chippenham and Chertsey, Carlisle and Darwen, Sheffield and Swindon. Read the latest press release on this topic To: Paul Pindar, Chief Executive Capita Plc Dear Mr Pindar As Chief

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Barnet Against Privatisation and Austerity

PUBLIC MEETING: THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 7pm Greek-Cypriot Centre Britannia Road, N12 9RU Speakers: Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary Kevin Courtney, NUT Deputy General Secretary Dr Jacky Davis, Keep Our NHS Public Lewisham People Before Profit Barnet Alliance for Public Services Save Barnet NHS And local trade-unions and community organisations.   Austerity and privatisation are not working. Hard working people are being hit, with households

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BONFIRE AGAINST PRIVATISATION & AUSTERITY

TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 6pm outside Hendon Town Hall, the Burroughs, NW4 4BG Let’s build a bonfire of The sell-off of Barnet Council’s services to Capita The Privatisation of the NHS The sell-off of Royal Mail Rising energy bills The bedroom tax and housing benefit changes   Join the fight in Barnet to reclaim our services   Across the country, protests and actions against austerity and privatisation are being organised on Guy Fawkes day

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Seven Magnificent Reasons “Why we are very afraid of Capita taking over our Council”
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  Take a look at what has been happening to Birmingham City Council since Capita came in. Remember we are told that privatisation will prevent cuts to frontline services, yet Birmingham Council are having to make huge cuts to public services whilst Capita sit there and make obscene profits from our taxpayer’s money.   It all started when the Coalition of Tories & Lib Dems running Birmingham City Council until 2012 agreed to let Capita

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