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Slough: Adult service cuts will leave vulnerable homeless

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John Gillman, Reading Socialist Party

Organised by GMB union, 50 people protested on 16 November against the closure of adult services in Slough. These cuts by the Labour council will make 58 workers redundant and leave many vulnerable adults without services or homes.

The council intends to hand over some of these services to the charity sector, which will not have the resources to run them in the way they have been.

Just last month, government commissioners were sent in to partially run the council after it went bankrupt. This is the result of the Labour council not having had a fighting strategy to protect jobs, homes and services to get the money back the Tory government has stolen off the council since 2010.

Socialist Party members put forward to other protesters the idea of standing anti-cuts candidates in the coming elections.

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Campaigns

Victory! Hackney children's centres saved!

West Sussex: Payouts for council bosses, cuts for us

Newham: Durning Hall - another shameful act of Labour gentrification

Slough: Adult service cuts will leave vulnerable homeless

Northampton: Phoney consultation to mask cuts

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Cuts:

triangleNorthampton: Phoney consultation to mask cuts

triangleWest Sussex: Payouts for council bosses, cuts for us

triangleVictory! Hackney children's centres saved

triangleWorking class strangled by price rises and pay cuts

triangleAn appeal to trade union members to stand as anti-cuts candidates

Homeless:

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: House the homeless - take over the empty homes

trianglePandemic homeless

triangleGeneration eviction

triangleMultimillion-pound rental firm demands thousands from homeless asylum seeker

Council:

triangleLondon couriers take action

triangleResisting evictions in east London

triangleBirmingham People's Budget

Services:

triangleHarsh Tory regime for benefit claimants and workers

triangleTower Hamlets Labour backs Tory cuts

Government:

triangleSudan: "Hamdok has sold the revolution!"

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