SIGN OUR PETITION TO SAVE CARE HOMES AND DAY CENTRES IN LEEDS
GMB, the union for public sector workers, is calling on the public of Leeds to respond to the proposal by Leeds City Council (during the 12 weeks consultation which has now begun) to close 6 of the council's remaining care homes and 4 council run day centres.
GMB will seek on behalf of its members to keep every council run home and day centre open and properly funded. The staff within them are dedicated and have many years' experience which will be lost at the stroke of a pen, whilst the residents and service users will be sent packing off to the private sector.
3 homes which closed last year as well as others from previous years remain empty with no known plans to be used for anything else, this is money being sat on that could be reinvested into the homes and day centres. The closures are estimated to save £5 million but year on year cost saving is only £800k. Many of the residents in Leeds will be affected by these cuts and should be aware of the detrimental impact it will have in the future.
We should be investing in public services and not selling them off to the highest bidder whose priority is making money. Please support our campaign.