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“CADDSS grew out of despair and fear for the people we cared for”

  Janet Leifer letter  in response to Cllr. Cornelius letter to the Press. Yet to be published.   Dear Sir, I feel I must respond to the letter from Richard Cornelius concerning outsourcing of service provision and Your Choice that was published in The Press of 13 June. The Campaign Against the Destruction of Disabled Support Services, CADDSS for short grew from a letter written by me and published in the local press in the Spring of 2011

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Obituary to Stan Davison: A huge loss for our community

Barnet Alliance members are mourning the passing of Stan Davison, who died, aged 87, on Saturday 1 June after a long battle with illness this year. His funeral will take place on Friday 21st June at 1pm in Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London NW11 7NL. http://goo.gl/maps/H1qiB Stan was a great fighter for justice, a staunch Labour Party supporter and a trade unionist, who regularly lobbied politicians from all sides on prominent issues, particularly

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Barnet Alliance Annual General Meeting

  BARNET ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC SERVICES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING   Monday 1st July, 7-10 pm Greek Cypriot Centre Britannia Road, London N12 9RU   This will be an opportunity to join BAPS as a member or renew your membership, and contribute to the community campaign to defend and improve public services in Barnet.     The business part of the AGM will be followed by a talk by Gerald Shamash, Maria Nash's solicitor in her Judicial

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Defend London’s NHS demonstration, Saturday 18 May

DEFEND LONDON’S NHS   ●Save Our Hospitals ●No to Privatisation DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 18 MAY 12 noon, Jubilee Gardens, Waterloo Belvedere Road, SE1   Join BAPS contingent: Meet 10:30 am for 11 am set off, outside Finchley Central tube station OR Watch out for Barnet Alliance banner at the assembly point, Jubilee Gardens.

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Judicial Review Judgment: BAPS’ View
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 There have been a lot of questions about this Judgment and the amount of spin Barnet Council has put on the decision. This judgment has wide-ranging implications for the future of local government and the NHS in that more and more councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups will be under increased pressure to try to outsource their problems away. The stark reality is that if this decision is not challenged, it will leave the door open for mass outsourcing

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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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The One Barnet Judicial Review: summary of three days

This is a summary of the three days of the hearing of Maria Nash's application for Judicial Review (JR) of Barnet Council's 'One Barnet' outsourcing programme. For more detail, and an account of who said what, read Mrs Angry’s blog Broken Barnet. As the name indicates, a Judicial Review is heard before a judge, in this case Mr Justice Underhill. He sat at a desk on a raised stage surrounded by lever arch files containing submissions in the case

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Barnet Spring march

Read about the march at the Times website here. Follow us on Twitter: @BarnetAlliance - hashtags: #BarnetSpring #OurBarnet #OneBarnet #Crapita   Messages of support "Once more Barnet is in the forefront of the struggle. The more outsourcing, sub-contracting and privatisation fail, the more they are pressured. Job losses, lower wages, poorer services – this is the legacy that the privatisations are having. We look in vain for a strong lead

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URGENT EMAIL ACTION: Bring ‘Your Choice Barnet’ back in-house!
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Please use the text below or adapt it and send your own message to Barnet Council's Cabinet members, supporting the call to bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house. You can send a message automatically using the button on the right of this page. And please also sign the petition on Barnet Council's website.   Bring Your Choice Barnet back in-house! Dear Councillor, Your Choice Barnet, that provides services for adults with learning and physical

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Email: Bring Your Choice Barnet back in-house!

Click on the button and ask Barnet Council's Cabinet members to bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house! Write your own text or use ours.

Bring 'Your Choice Barnet' back in-house

Dear Councillor,


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