Tag Archives: families

St Mary’s Urgent Care Centre – petition to take the management contract away from the failing private contractor and return it to the NHS

St Mary’s Urgent Care Centre (UCC), run by private healthcare provider Vocare Limited in the Praed Street hospital, was rated inadequate in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report published recently. We’ve been asking people about their experiences of the Urgent … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour Councillors call on City Council to lead and coordinate a humanitarian campaign to help refugees

Westminster’s Labour Councillors have called on the City Council to lead and coordinate a humanitarian campaign to enable Westminster to take its fair share of refugees to help them escape from the current human misery being suffered by so many … Continue reading

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Labour calls on Westminster Council to save Church Street services for families and the elderly

Two local community services in Church Street are under threat of closure and Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to step in and save them. Shepherd’s Bush Housing Association has given notice that it will cease to subsidise the … Continue reading

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Westminster Council buys 25 more homes in Grays, Essex for homeless families

Westminster City Council has continued its ‘social cleansing’ policy by purchasing 25 properties in Grays, Essex for over £3.6 million through its charitable company Westminster Community Homes. The 25 properties, bought at an average price of £145,000, are located in … Continue reading

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Westminster Council’s social cleansing bad for east London

Barking and Dagenham Council has hit out at Westminster City Council’s ‘social cleansing’ policy of housing homeless people outside its own borough in east London. Reports that Westminster City Council spent £6 million purchasing 34 properties across four north east … Continue reading

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Labour Councillors are supporting parents who are campaigning to keep open the Essendine play centre

Labour Councillors are supporting parents who are campaigning to keep open the Essendine play centre. Parents say: “The Essendine stay and play facilities should remain open to everyone for the following reasons: 1. Essendine performs a vital social and community … Continue reading

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Westminster fails to win extra Government money to help troubled families

Westminster has come 25th out of 33 London boroughs in terms of turning around the lives of the ‘troubled families” it has worked with and has failed to qualify for extra Government money to continue to help families in need. … Continue reading

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