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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Fight Them Back


News just in- Trafford Council have conceded every point in our solicitor's letter to them challenging their proposed cuts to Isaac's respite and support budget, acknowledging that the process was flawed and unlawful, that they had irrationally ignored all the professional advice received and that they had not provided any 'cogent rationale' for the cuts. We win.

Will they now reverse the cuts they have already got through to other families' budgets? Will they halt all the proposed cuts to other families in the same position as us? Or will they carry on regardless, hoping no one will notice, and see what they can get away with? Is central government keeping an eye on them and their flawed policy? Will they be rolling this pilot out next year? If so, will other councils soon be facing legal challenges too? Have Trafford's legal department been to tear strips off the people in charge at the Young People with Complex and Additional Needs department? So many questions I'd like answered. In the meantime... we will celebrate.

12 comments:

Luca said...

Hurrah! I'm so happy for this. Sometimes the good guys DO win.

drew said...

Well done all concerned. Every victory counts, you might just have tipped the balance SA.

ally. said...

heartbreaking and celebratory at the same time... go you. really well done for fighting the good fight. it's a sad and beautiful world indeed
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george said...

Excellent news, well done.

charity chic said...

Nice one Adam and congratulations for taking them on.
However as you point out others who don't have the same strength or tenacity are probably still being shafted by such odious practices

acidted said...

Brilliant news.

Dirk said...

Now, that’s a Christmas gift ever there ever was one!! Congratulations, mate: well done indeed!

What I don’t understand though is that these regulations/budgets seem to be different locally in the UK: in Germany it would be strictly the same nationwide, at least as far as I know …

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks people- it feels good today, relieved and all that but also that 'we fought the law and we won, we fought the law and we won'.

londonlee said...

If you want to get anything done in this country you have to complain until you're blue in the face.

Well done.

anto said...

what a result. fuckin awesome man

dickvandyke said...

'What the mean can do for political ambition'

I echo all those above and salute your beauty, strength and relience.

You have a love which truly defies definition

dickvandyke said...

Sorry ... that should say resilience!

(Its like bouncebackability but harder to spell)

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