manchester city council are using a funding crisis at cab to end independent, impartial advice in manchester (swan street bureau is the thin end of the wedge) and put their own 'manchester advice' in, instead. this is despite the fact that 'manchester advice' refer to cab and that cab provide in depth advice and advocacy for the people who need it most. manchester advice don't. please help. the situation is desperate. get your city councillor involved, write to the papers- manc eve news is doing an article on it soon, petitions (urgent ones!) direct action, tell people whats happening, anything.. please.
cab exists so that everyone can access free, independent, impartial advice and so that noone is denied access to their rights, advice and help because, for whatever reason, it is difficult for them to get the information and help they need. caught in a political game, its only real resource ultimately are the people of manchester. please act soon. by the end of december, it will be too late for central bureau, swan street. up to last week, the demand for the service was greater than it could meet. what is going to happen to those people now?