News from Camden Save Our Youth Service and Camden UNISON of a demonstration against the cuts on Wednesday, April 6.
At this time, Camden’s Labour council is due to vote on whether or not to approve plans to slash the budget of Camden’s integrated youth support service, leaving the service over 60% worse off in real terms than in 2011. Join us in saying No to these cuts, which will have a devastating impact on young people in the borough.
The council has approved a widespread cuts package, including massive £1.6 million cuts to youth services which already suffered £1.8 million of cuts in 2012. This will leave the service 62% worse off in real terms than in 2011. We believe this will have a significant detrimental impact on young people in Camden as opportunities and positive activities will be slashed.
Come and show your opposition to the cuts by demonstrating with us outside the Cabinet meeting of Camden Council, at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street entrance at 6 PM.
Here are the headline changes:
-£1.6 million in funding cuts
-64% cut in universal youth service provision
-closure of two youth centres
-closure of the COOL project funding activities for low income young people
-closure of the Under 25’s Advice Centre
-70% budget cut to Connexions careers and jobs support for young people
-further cuts to the youth offending service
-25 to 30 full-time equivalent jobs lost