Jul 15 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked report reveals plans for wholesale privatisation of Stoke-on-Trent Council services in three years

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Cllr Joy Garner – Cabinet member for Housing, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety

A Stoke-on-Trent City Council report leaked to PotteiresEYE shows the local authority is planning to “outsource” tens of millions of pounds services and thousands of council jobs by 2017.

The Labour-run council hopes the changes could save a potential of £6m by outsourcing the services or creating a “special purpose vehicle”.

Joy Garner, Cabinet member of Housing, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety presented the report to a secret meeting of the Labour Group last week who DEFERRED THE REPORT – and it has yet to be formally approved by the council’s Cabinet – but the council has already started implementing it with at least 42 staff in housing already being told their jobs will be gone by September.

The proposals are part of a programme called co-operative working being rolled out across the Potteries starting in September 2014 based on a model piloted in the North of the City called “Rebalance Me”.

The report says the council is also considering getting rid of Children’s Centre and creating “family hubs” instead.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: http://www.potteye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Co-operative-Working-Model-v2.pdf

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