Cross over clo­sure

Western Suburbs Weekly - - WesternOpinion -

I AM a mum of three kids with spe­cial needs who ac­cess the Red Cross com­mu­nity ser­vices based at Lady Law­ley in Cottes­loe.

We have just been in­formed that the com­mu­nity ac­cess ser­vices are be­ing ter­mi­nated. There are over 80 fam­i­lies that ac­cess this ser­vice. The kids are taken out on out­ings and have four camps a year of five days dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

So now we have to try find a new provider that can pro­vide ser­vices as near to what we have as pos­si­ble. We may or may not be able to take our car­ers with us and all our co­or­di­na­tors, who are the most amaz­ing peo­ple I have met, will lose their jobs.

We have been with Red Cross for over seven years and our kids love the so­cial­is­ing at the camps.

So my ques­tion to Red Cross is why are you tak­ing all this away from our kids, our car­ers and us?

Please re­con­sider and keep this pro­gram go­ing. We have been loyal to you over the years. Please re­turn the favour. TINA EDGAR Mirra­booka

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