Labour leader defends trip to China amid Wirral’s child safeguarding crisis

Absolutely unbelievable behaviour by the Leader of the Council. Thoughtless, uncaring, callous

Girtrell Court – Local Councillors Seek Government Help


Conservative Councillors have written to David Mowat MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Health, seeking intervention in the Council’s decision to close its last remaining home, Girtrell Court in Saughall Massie.  You can read that letter HERE

Councillor Bruce Berry said, “As we saw last week, the Council cannot be trusted to look after the most vulnerable in Wirral. Since the decision was made by Wirral’s Labour Cabinet to close Girtrell Court, it is becoming clearer by the day that the promises of a suitable alternative was just ‘Pie in the Sky’.

“Hardly a week goes by without reports from users, their families and staff who are being kept in the dark and treated abysmally.  Only today we have heard that bookings that have been made in the future are now being cancelled because the alternative provision in Tollemache Road is simply not big enough.

“The Council has failed to make the saving of £155,000, and some of the most vulnerable people in Wirral have found the safety net that has been promised to them is full of holes.”

Cllr Chris Blakeley added: “The policies and performance of the current administration are unravelling – whether it is looked after children or vulnerable adults.  We hope our requests for Government intervention with both services will do what Wirral Council is incapable of doing and give our residents some much needed protection.”