Hundreds from around the Northwest turned out to show support for each other and in common support against cut backs to public services, the kind that have not been used in England before. Members of the public and Union representatives from nearly all of the public services unions gathered in Piccadilly Gardens to listen to speakers from a wide range of people who are involved in the delivery or Users of public services. Manchester Users Network Chairman, Alan Hartman, who was featured in an interview carried in yesterdays international published, Financial Times, spoke with poignancy and obvious sadness that the government had decided in their emergency budget to change the rules that govern those who apply for Disability Living Allowance. “People who are often the most disadvantage in society ” he said; he went on to speak of his and that of his members anger at Manchester Mental Heaths and Social Care Trust’s action of stopping without consultation the expenses of disabled people doing voluntary work in the User’s Group . After and during his addressing of the Manchester crowds he received loud applause and cheers of support as he spoke.
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