Back in 2010 David Cameron promised to protect Sure Start, saying “we back Sure Start and we want to expand it”.
Instead we have seen a cut of 25% to the Sure Start budget and 763 centres closed, with another 269 set for closure this year. Now under extreme cuts planned by the Tories for the next four years we may see another 1055 lost from now until 2018-19.Read more
The futures of many of the region’s Sure Start Children’s Centres are in the balance at this General Election. Over 1,000 Sure Start centres across the UK could go under in the next four years, thanks to the Tories’ extreme plans to cut spending in the next Parliament.Read more