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March to defend Accord centre

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Around 500 people marched through Glasgow’s East End last Saturday to save the Accord daycare centre. The centre currently caters for 120 children and adults with learning difficulties. But Glasgow City Council plans to close it down to build a car park for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Issue 2267
Demonstrators in Glasgow (Pic: Duncan Brown)
Demonstrators in Glasgow (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Around 500 people marched through Glasgow’s East End last Saturday to save the Accord daycare centre. The centre currently caters for 120 children and adults with learning difficulties. But Glasgow City Council plans to close it down to build a car park for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

The council had originally promised to build a replacement care home elsewhere in the city. But it backed down on its promise after it cut its care budget by 40 percent.

The demonstration was organised by centre carers and local residents. It was supported by PCS Scotland.

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