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Rally in support of Lifeworks occupation in Cambridge

by Paul Turnbull
Issue No. 2398

Around twenty people holding banners which say mental health cuts kill

Protesting to save Lifeworks in Cambridge (Pic: Paul Turnbull)

Up to 40 people rallied to save the Lifeworks centre in Cambridge on Saturday of last week (pictured).

Lifeworks is a complex cases service unit for people with personality disorders.

Service users have been occupying the centre for over a month in protest at plans to close it.

Service users and trade unionists from Unison, Unite, the PCS, CWU and NUT joined the rally.

Ann Robinson, a service user who is part of the occupation told Socialist Worker, “We couldn’t have done it without the support from people and trade unions.

“We’ve been very grateful for all the support we’ve received.”

Julie is a past service user. She told Socialist Worker, “The occupation has my full support—we expect the facilities to be available for life.”

On the rally 365 signatures were collected in two hours demanding an end to the closure plans. 

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