Stop Cuts in Haringey Services for Vulnerable People

A week before Christmas, Haringey Council announced plans for drastic cuts in services that will particularly affect people with autism, learning difficulties and other complex needs.

Planned cuts include:

  • Closure of 3 of the 4 day centres for people with learning disabilities/autism;
  • Closure of Linden Road residential home;
  • Reductions in spending on individual care packages for vulnerable adults of just under £10m (around a fifth of the budget);
  • Reduction in the number of social workers by a quarter;
  • Removal of council funding for daytime activities for people living in residential homes and supported housing.

The Council’s Corporate Plan is entitled ‘Building a Stronger Haringey Together’. Help us to make sure that a stronger Haringey is not built on the backs of the weakest people in the borough.

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Our Campaign

The Autism Working Group is campaigning on these issues of vital concern to individuals with autism and learning disabilities and their families and carers.

  • Cuts: We are proposing that Haringey suspend all proposed cuts in services pending an inquiry into alternative means of meeting budget constraints.
  • Care packages: We are asking for a commitment to making no changes to care packages without comprehensive assessment of needs.
  • Consultation: We want a longer consultation period – because of the Christmas holiday period, the current process last only 19 working days.