Corbyn warns of “national emergency” in children’s centres

UNISON has welcomed support from Jeremy Corbyn in the fight to keep Norfolk’s children’s centres open. ­The Labour Party leader visited a centre in Norwich to warn of the “national emergency” facing children’s services. Norfolk’s children and families are at the sharp end of the emergency following the Tory-run council’s decision to shut 46 of […]

Children’s Centres to be butchered?

UNISON opposes the proposals from Norfolk County Council to close 46 of the 53 Children’s Centres. This proposal arises from a decision to cut the budget from £10m to £5m/annum made in February 2018. That proposal made no mention of centre closures. UNISON have long raised concerns about NCC setting budgets promising savings but with […]

Children’s Centres Meeting : 6:40pm on 13 December 2017 at The Forum

Children’s Centres Cuts  -Meeting on Wednesday 13 December The County Council is looking to cut the Children’s Centres funding by 50% over two years; that’s a total cut of £5m/annum. However the Council are not calling it a cut they describe it as to “remodel the children’s centre offer”. They talk vaguely about children’s centres […]