How services for women are being destroyed in the charities carnage
contribution by Scarlet Harris
Trawling through the 2,200 charities and voluntary organisations facing Local Authority funding cuts listed on False Economy, widely reported in the press yesterday, makes for extremely bleak reading.
After school clubs for kids, Christmas lunches for old people, wheelchair loan services, sexual health advisory services, meals on wheels, support services for disabled children, all axed. Welcome to the Big Society.
I was particularly taken aback by the number of women’s sector organisations and violence against women and girls (VAWG) services that have faced cuts.