Protests over council cuts

The latest on protests against cuts to libraries, respite care centres and other services in Newcastle - and council budget plans around the North East.

Council Cuts: Lunchtime Update

Parents and carers who work and go to two respite centres for disabled people in Newcastle are set to protest against proposed plans by the city council to make cut backs.

Cheviot View and Castledene provide important respite care for disabled people across the region.

You can watch the lunchtime update from our reporter Lucy Taylor below.

Cuts force changes in respite care centre

Parents and carers are joining a protest tonight against council cuts which could mean changes to two centres for disabled people in Newcastle.

The two centres at Cheviot View and Castledene provide important respite care for people all across the region.

However, the council has said that it needs to make one hundred million pounds worth of savings, and says that transferring the service to a private provider would be cheaper.

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