At the Notts SOS meeting last night it was announced that Framework workers have called for a “flash mob” – that is, a mass of people to turn up in Nottingham City Centre in the Market Square today Tuesday 2nd November 2010, to make a poignant protest.
Update: Framework flash mob took place – read a report on Notts Indymedia.
To participate please come, if you can, with something to lie on, and a torch.
Framework is a “homelessness charity providing housing, support, training, care and resettlement services – opening doors to thousands of homeless and vulnerable people throughout Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.” Like many voluntary and third sector organisation in our region and elsewhere, it is facing severe cuts due to withdrawal or reduction of financial support from local councils.
Framework stresses that, “From next spring, thousands of homeless and vulnerable people are likely to go without support if funding cuts proposed by Nottinghamshire County Council are implemented” since hundreds of jobs will be lost across the county’s voluntary sector. Many other people agree that voluntary organisations in Nottingham and Notts will be affected by the cuts.