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Protest to Restore Neighbourhood Services!

Join us for the protest against cuts to neighbourhood services, and send a message across the sector.

 

Peabody plans to drastically cut its Neighbourhood Managers and has done away with the Community Services team. We believe these cuts will cost lives. 

 

Join us for the protest to demand that Peabody and other associations restore our neighbourhood services.

  • Protest to Restore Neighbourhood Services
  • 4.30pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday 19th February 2020
  • Peabody Group Head Office, 45 Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank,London SE1 7JB

 

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The organisation has already lost valuable and experienced staff trained to intervene in domestic violence, abuse, and anti-social behaviour cases. The service now lies within a depleted team of Neighbourhood Managers, with less time , fewer resources, and less specialist expertise for supporting tenants, residents and service users.

 

 

These cuts put the physical and psychological welfare of staff in danger, as well as endangering tenants. Peabody is using the pretext of efficiency savings, yet it reported a surplus of £149 million in 2019 and the cuts are designed to save just £1 million. The savings however will not be used to reduce rents or service charges, nor to increase frontline staff pay.

 

As one tenant said:

“Peabody consistently cut back services but say they are being made more efficient and it’s for our benefit. When challenged how cuts make things better, Peabody won’t say!”

 

Cuts to neighbourhood services are evident in too many housing associations. A sector worth c £20 billion must stop squeezing staff, cutting services, raising service charges, and dismantling both staff and tenant democracy. 

 

Join us for the protest and demand that our employers restore these vital services!

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