The STUC congratulated the Save the Charile
Reid Centre campaign and will call upon
Glasgow City Council to continue its block
funding for the centre.
The centre, which provides services to
over 500 people who have experienced mental
health difficulties, has temporarily been
reprieved from closure but the campaign
needs to go on.
Glasgow City Council had decided to end
the block grant and replace it with alternative
funding whereby less than 100 people apply
for Self Directed Support. This will threaten
the viability of the centre.
Seconding the Glasgow TUC emergency motion,
UNISON's Sam Macartney said: "The
possibility of the closure of this special
centre will have a devastating impact
on those who use and need this service.
"Once again we see the most vulnerable
people in our society penalised because
of so called austerity cuts.
"My UNISON branch in Glasgow were
behind the foundation of a group committed
to saving and defending our public services
- “Defend Glasgow Services”
will continue to campaign for all the
public services needed by the most vulnerable
in our community.
"Our trade union UNISON will continue
to fight for quality public services wherever
and whenever we can
"UNISON’s policy is to assure
our members that they are worth it. The
STUC policy is that There Is A Better
Way, we must now all of us ensure our
political parties take heed. Services