Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

03/05/06 ROSIE COOPER MP TAKING UP THE FIGHT OVER CHILD DEVELOPM

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is working with local campaigners in taking up the fight over the proposed reorganisation of the Child Development Centre in Lancashire. Rosie has been working hard to get the decision reviewed by Lancashire County Council but also to raise awareness at a national level by contacting Ministers.

Rosie Cooper MP said:

“I too share the concerns of all the families in West Lancashire who could be affected by the loss of funding for the Child Development Centres. It is such an important and valuable for so many families and their children.”

“I am asking Lancashire County Council to review its priorities. I’m sure when they do this they will find such a necessary service as the Child Development Centres will be at the top.”

“I am committed to working with families and the nursery officers to ensure that we can provide the best level of care and education for children with disabilities and ensure their families are given the much needed support they deserve.”

“What we need to see over the longer term is NHS and local authorities talking to each other to co-ordinate the services they each provide for disabled children to make the services better all round.”

“I will be presenting the 3000 name petition local campaigners have collected to the Disabled People’s Minister, Anne McGuire MP. Every child and their family should be provided with the education and care that they need as they develop. The Child Development Centres offer this support to so many families with disabled children”.

“It is a very valuable resource and should be retained”

Rosie has already raised this issue with County Councillor Clive Grunshaw, asking that he reverse the decision. 

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