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Euro MP backs ‘Don’t Cut Us Out’ campaign in West Sussex

Sharon Bowles MEP, who represents South East England in the European Parliament, is supporting Don’t Cut Us Out, a campaign in West Sussex fighting to protect vulnerable adults from council cuts.

The campaign was started after Conservative-led West Sussex County Council decided to cut its adult services budget, leaving many elderly people and those with learning disabilities without vital support.

Sharon Bowles MEP said:

“Some cuts are necessary in this time of economic hardship, but West Sussex Council is wrong to cut support for elderly people and adults with learning disabilities.

“Other County Councils in the region, including Kent, have managed to safeguard their adult services budgets. West Sussex could and should find a way to do the same.

“The people affected by these cuts are at poverty levels, either nearing the end of their lives or with life-long disabilities that prevent them from working. They need our support, not to be left out in the cold.

“I urge West Sussex Council to come to their senses and re-instate these life-line services and am proud to join my fellow Lib Dems in West Sussex in fighting these shamefully mistaken cuts.”

Don’t Cut Us Out is campaigning to highlight the difficulties vulnerable adults now face in West Sussex and is working to reverse cuts to the adult services budget. You can get full details here:

www.dontcutusout.org.uk

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