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Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition #1003846
8th Mar 2016 7:25am
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There's a petition on Change.org protesting at the proposed closure of Girtrell Court respite centre by Wirral Council.

Please add your signature if you feel strongly about this.

CLICKY - Girtrell Court - Change.org petition

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Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1003847
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Signed it MikeT.

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Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1003857
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Already done . We really really need these sorts of places .

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: venice] #1003864
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Everybody should sign this. Once again Wirral Borough Council ride roughshod over families, peoples lives and peoples livelihoods. This place does wonderful work and the council want to close it for what are in the greater scheme of things, a miniscule saving!

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1003865
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Thanks everyone. Please pass the word on, let's get a good body of signatures. This is worth fighting for.

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1003866
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Here is a list of Labour councillors that voted against delaying the decision (ie effectively they voted that closure should happen as soon as possible, regardless).

Cllr Moira McLaughlin (Labour) (Chair)
Cllr Ron Abbey (Labour)
Cllr Phillip Brightmore (Labour)
Cllr Walter Smith (Labour)
Cllr Michael Sullivan (Labour)
Cllr Jerry Williams (Labour)
Cllr Janette Williamson (Labour)
Cllr Irene Williams (Labour)

Jerry Williams I am particularly disgusted with as his job is working with disabled people.


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Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1003870
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Already done DD, I wonder were the million is coming from to refurbish the oval? and how it will be justified.

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: casper] #1003873
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signed

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: diggingdeeper] #1003888
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Here is a list of Labour councillors that voted against delaying the decision (ie effectively they voted that closure should happen as soon as possible, regardless).

Cllr Moira McLaughlin (Labour) (Chair)
Cllr Ron Abbey (Labour)
Cllr Phillip Brightmore (Labour)
Cllr Walter Smith (Labour)
Cllr Michael Sullivan (Labour)
Cllr Jerry Williams (Labour)
Cllr Janette Williamson (Labour)
Cllr Irene Williams (Labour)

Jerry Williams I am particularly disgusted with as his job is working with disabled people.
DISGUSTING. C'ller Chris Blakeley disgusts me equally, if not more. Already signed and actively campaigned against the closure of Girtrell Court. Will continue to do so.


Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1012880
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Wirral Council has announced it is building a new state-of-the art facility as a like-for-like replacement for Girtrell Court.

Like-for-like???? Girtrell has (or at least had) 20 rooms, the new one has 8.

Blatant lies!

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The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1014113
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We said we’d return to the matter of the inevitable closure of Girtrell Court. And sure enough at last night’s Wirral Council meeting – despite the impassioned and eloquent appeal on behalf of the Save Girtrell Court campaign by carer Bernard Halley – the Council pressed on with their proposed “we know best” shiny new respite scheme (with much reduced capacity ) in Tollemache Road.

Now we know nothing about the proposed housing and support provider Sanctuary Housing who are associated with this new scheme but what we’ve raised time and time again is this headlong rush by a Labour controlled Wirral Council to gleefully hand public money over to the private sector.

Perhaps when it comes to emptying the bins and mending the roads we don’t get quite so animated but we do when it comes to services for vulnerable people. We want to state for the record that we don’t think services for vulnerable people should always be subject to the vagaries of the free market. Putting profit before people is never a good thing – especially when those people are particularly vulnerable.

We have pointed out before that the same people voting to close public services are the same people wearing ‘I ♥ NHS’ badges and who wouldn’t dream of selling off health services so private enterprise could get a piece of the action . Or perhaps they would…

If History has taught us anything that when you put profit before people the result is often (if not always) that services are costly and the quality is poor. It’s a LOSE-LOSE situation – as anyone who’s keeping track of the appalling state of care homes and familiar with the news of yet another care home closure on Wirral will tell you – although judging by the following report that doesn’t include Wirral Council’s Department of Adult Social Services (DASS) !.

Source here https://wirralleaks.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/private-sector-public-interest/

Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: diggingdeeper] #1021808
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Wirral Council has announced it is building a new state-of-the art facility as a like-for-like replacement for Girtrell Court.

Like-for-like???? Girtrell has (or at least had) 20 rooms, the new one has 8.

Blatant lies!

SOURCE


Well this has gone pear-shaped as predicted. The new facility is not being built and it is being replaced by a private facility in an old building in Tollemache Road which needs a lot of work.

Bookings have been cancelled etc etc.

The replacement facility has 10 rooms which is still nowhere near the number of beds that Girtrell had.

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The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: Girtrell Court closure - sign the petition [Re: MikeT] #1030333
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Now I'm confused, there is an argument between 55 or 90 users wanting to transfer from Girtrell?

Not only that, the promised saving of Ł155,000 hasn't happened.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/1...as_promised___claim_campaigners/?ref=rss

https://chrisblakeley.com/tag/sanctuary-supported-living/


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn

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