Deaf News: Deaf people oppose council cuts to support services in Enfield

Posted on April 26, 2016

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The Enfield Independent has reported on how Deaf people in Enfield are setting up a petition to protest against the council’s cut to Deaf support services which have saved lives in the past.

Extract:

People left “lost and panicked” by Enfield Council’s decision to cut support for deaf services have launched an opposing petition.

The council have cut £43,000 in Supporting People funding to Enfield Disability Action (EDA)’s Deaf Project Service, half of their budget, leaving it with a very uncertain future.

The council are having to make cuts of £56 million by 2020 due to pressures from central government.

Users have said they know they are going to suffer if the cuts are not withdrawn, and are upset over the lack of sympathy.

Hugh McCormack, a board member for EDA who is himself deaf, said they are planning a petition to the council and want to mobilise a campaign to save the service.

Read the full story here: http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/14449604._The_group_saves_lives___Deaf_people_oppose_council_cuts_to_support_services/?ref=fbshr

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