Save our local Children’s Centres

Save our local Children’s Centres

Lisa Nandy has spoken out in support of Sure Start – the Labour Government’s flagship scheme to help children under 5, now under threat from Conservatives. The Tories have pledged to cut funding to the scheme for young children by £200 million a year, depriving many areas of their much loved children’s centres built under the scheme.

Lisa said “through my work as a children’s charity worker I have seen firsthand how the huge investment in young children over the last decade has transformed their lives, and made a difference to their parents. Children’s Centres in Wigan are at the heart of communities – a place for all children, regardless of background. Under Tory plans 1 in 5 centres would have to close.”

Lisa recently visited Beech Hill Children’s Centre with local Councillor Phyll Cullen to see firsthand the difference Sure Start is making to local children. To learn more about the campaign please click here.

March 16, 2010 By : Category: News Tags:, ,
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