I AM writing on behalf of the Day Centres Services being cut by the council.
My daughter Kerry attends Heswall Day Centre and is severely disabled. She cannot walk, talk or see properly. She cannot dress herself or even brush her own teeth. Her communication is limited and only her family and her carers in her centre understand her. She has been attending her centre for 20 years, and is very happy and content there.
These councillors do not know what pressure they are putting on these vulnerable people and carers. When Kerry is unsettled, she is very hard to manage. She has been unsettled before and would not even get out of bed, but now that her care package is at its best she is very happy and easier to manage. If her centre closes, she will be devastated and will not be able to cope.
Heswall Centre is everything to Kerry: her independence, her social life, and also my sanity. These special people are very well cared for there, and the staff are wonderful.
ON THE one hand Wirral councillors have quite rightly voted against only having elections every four years but on the other they have said 'no' to reducing the amount of councillors.
Unlike me as it is to support a Lib Dem proposal I think they were quite right to suggest reducing the number of councillors.
As a third of jobs and services are to be cut it seems reasonable that a third of councillors should also be axed with an annual saving of £300,000.
But, oh look, the Labour and Tories united together to throw out the proposal. Wouldn't be thinking more about themselves and their income than Wirral residents would they?
And, of yes, there are no local elections in the borough this year so the voters won't have the chance to register their disapproval. Funny that eh?
Chairman UKIP Wirral
WHY do the job centres think that they can treat clients with contempt? I was treated obnoxiously by two staff in Birkenhead job centre. Is this their way of preventing people from signing and making the unemployment figures appear lower?
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Egg Run sadness
AS a biker I am deeply saddened by the cancellation of the Wirral Egg Run.
To most bikers it is a sacred day that we look forward to with glee and excitement.
However, many of us will be going on the egg run that leaves the Petrol Heads Café in Flint and riding out to Bodelwyddan hospital, so all is not lost.
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Toll rise joke
ANOTHER increase in the tunnel toll. It makes a bigger joke of the “County of Merseyside” when you can’t travel from one side to the other without paying.
Imagine the outcry if this ludicrous situation was imposed on London and the Thames crossings.
WHEN is this country going to wake up and see what is happening? We are such kind people, always wanting to help people – enough is enough.
Approximately seven years ago a man in Birkenhead asked me in front of my young daughter to "spare some change for a cup of coffee" as he said. I was tired after working in a nursing home on minimum wage.
I turned to him and said "why don't you go and get a job?" to which he replied "what, on minimum wage?" I was shocked but replied "Yes, on minimum wage like the rest of us," to which he swore at me.
I went into a nearby shop and told the young girls who said they were on minimum wage.
Seven years later, still there, little old ladies go up and give him money.
A taxi driver told me someone in West Kirby begs all day, then gets a taxi home to a nice big house. These are but a few.
We work hard, earn our money and struggle making ends meet, then are fooled by the likes of these people. We need to wake up and if they want to work, go and work, do volunteer work like the rest of us.
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