Ask your MP to save Suffolk’s children’s centres

Suffolk’s children’s centres are vital for hundreds of families, providing valuable services for children and parents. But the Council wants to cut services at 22 of the remaining 38 centres. Eleven will have their hours cut while the other 11 will shut completely. UNISON Eastern encourages everyone in the county to write to their MP […]

Four-fifths of staff believe Suffolk children’s centre changes will damage services, survey shows

More than four in five children’s centre staff believe that Suffolk County Council’s proposed redesign of services will make things worse for families, a UNISON survey released today shows. The survey of centre staff showed that 83% thought the redesign, which involves cuts at 22 of Suffolk’s remaining 38 children’s centres, would negatively affect services, […]

Suffolk County Council must not rush through children’s centres shake up during global pandemic

Suffolk County Council is rushing through its controversial shake-up of children’s centres without proper public scrutiny under cover of the coronavirus crisis, UNISON warns today. UNISON has written to Mary Evans, cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills, to raise concerns about the decision to continue with plans to cut services at more than half […]

Suffolk’s children’s centres changes are ‘sugar-coating closures’

Suffolk’s shake up of children’s services could turn out to be little more than a ‘sugar-coated closure programme’, UNISON warns today. UNISON, the trade union representing children’s centre staff, raises serious concerns about the plans in its response to the Council’s consultation, which closes at 5pm on Sunday. UNISON’s response is based on a survey […]