Petition launched to save Radcliffe Day Centre


An online petition to save Radcliffe Day Centre in Pudsey from closure has been launched.

The centre, on Radcliffe Lane, is set to close as cash-strapped Leeds council bosses bid to save £2 million across the city.

The online petition states:

“This is an amazing day centre, and a lifeline for the older people of Leeds. This is a needed service and has good attendance. Why is it when there’s cuts, it’s the older people of Leeds who suffer.

“Pudsey is a great community, and Radcliffe is part of that – please save Radcliffe!”

One person to sign the petition is Sarah Ward. She said:

“I’m a carer and I have a client that attends here one day a week and she really enjoys it. And it’s the only day her daughter her gets a break and to do something for herself. You do a fab job. Local people need centres like this.”

GMB home closure protest
A protest was held at Leeds Civic Hall last September about proposed care home closures. Photo: Tim Roache, GMB/Twitter

Last September, the Dispatch featured how dozens of people held a protest at Leeds Civic Hall against plans to close three residential care homes across the city – including Middlecross in Armley. The protesters disrupted a meeting of the council’s executive board.

The centres are due to close later this year.

The petition can be signed here.


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