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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Fighting the corner of Adults with Learning Disabilities

by Anood Al-Samerai on 22 February, 2017

I have never left a council meeting feeling so emotional as I did last night. It made me more determined than ever to be a voice for local residents in a bureaucracy and an administration that thinks it knows best, whatever evidence is presented to them. There are two day centres in Southwark, run by […]

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Worst deal for the most vulnerable

by Anood Al-Samerai on 6 July, 2012

This week’s full council meeting saw Lib Dem councillors standing up again for what really matters in Southwark. From day centres to nurseries. From arguing for proper and open council recruitment processes to showing Labour up for changing their own targets because they’re not meeting them. From caring for the vulnerable to protecting community heritage. I was […]

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Protecting our elderly residents

by Anood Al-Samerai on 19 April, 2011

You may remember that the Labour budget planned to close 10 of the 13 volutnary sector day centres in our borough. Thanks to pressure from committed campaigners and the Liberal Democrat council group a last minute stay of execution was allowed. Labour said they would use this time to consult with the providers of these […]

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Protecting front line services for the most vulnerable

by Anood Al-Samerai on 11 February, 2011

Over the last couple of days I have been really moved by my visits to the day centre at Stones End and to the Irish Pensioners Project. These groups do not receive huge amounts of funding from the council, but they have just been told that they will lose 100% of their funding within 12 […]

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