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COUNCIL CUTS THREATEN SERVICES


YOU CAN HELP STOP THE CUTS IN 10 MINUTES

Harrow Council has announced that it must make savings of £25million savings for the next financial year 2015-16.  One of the proposed options to make the savings is to ‘Cut funding provided to the voluntary sector’

This means that ALL Council funding to Mind in Harrow, Harrow Mencap, Harrow CAB, Age UK Harrow and Harrow Carers as well as many other charities totalling over £1million for next year is under threat, which will result in services to thousands of Harrow residents being cut. These potential services cuts are on top of Harrow Council plans to reduce Council Tax Benefit next year.

You can do three things to help STOP THESE CUTS:

1)  Complete the Council’s ‘Take Part’ survey

To have most powerful influence over the proposed cut to all voluntary sector funding, see our notes below.

2) Complete Mind in Harrow’s survey explaining how the proposed cut to all voluntary sector funding could affect you and email back m.gillham@mindinharrow.org.uk

3) Sign our Council Tax Benefit petition.

Guidance on completing Harrow Council ‘Take Part’ survey if you are concerned about the proposal to cut all voluntary sector funding

Question 5. which cuts do you think will have an impact on you and your family the most? 

tick option:  Cut funding provided to the voluntary sector.

Question 6. which cuts do you think will have the biggest impact on your local community as a whole? 

tick option:  Cut funding provided to the voluntary sector.



Stepping Stones Volunteer Training Course

Come and join the enrolment & introductory session on Friday 24 October from 10.00 to 1.00 at the Mind office and training on three Fridays i.e. 14th, 21st and 28th November from 9.30 to 4.30 including 1 hour lunch break (Lunch provide by Mind in Harrow) in central Harrow

The ‘Stepping Stones to Volunteering’ training course:

  • is for people who themselves experience mental health problems.
  • will cover everything you will need to know to volunteer with Mind in Harrow
  • aims to be fun with lots of practical exercises to help you to learn
  • will provide you with the Mind in Harrow Volunteering Handbook which contains all our policies and procedures to support you as a volunteer

Stepping Stones to Volunteering Course - Oct Nov 2014 Flyer

If you would like to sign up for this course, please complete a volunteer application form and come to find out more about the course from the course tutor, Margaret Madden at the enrolment & introductory session on Friday 24 October, 10am – 1.00pm at the Mind office.

If there are places still left on the course, we may accept applications after the 24th October.  To enquire if your application can still be accepted, please contact Project Cordinator: Desmond Gaynor direct line: 020 8515 7879 or  email: d.gaynor@mindinharrow.org.uk