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FGM community support system having its funding withdrawn.

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Imalldonethanks Sun 22-Jan-17 22:33:17

Just heard today that the specialist centre in Acton, North London, that supports girls and women who have been forced to undergo FGM is having its funding withdrawn. It will be shut in March unless we can make the budget holders reconsider. Please sign the petition - the clinic helps hundreds of women get life changing support.

https://www.change.org/p/save-the-acton-fgm-community-clinic

TalkingintheDark Sun 22-Jan-17 22:59:23

Signed

Xenophile Sun 22-Jan-17 23:17:53

Signed, shared, will keep sharing.

A nasty kernel inside me hopes they get thousands of signatures from all the men who said that this was a more important cause to get behind. Maybe they'll do something about it. I won't hold my breath though.

CalebHadToSplit Mon 23-Jan-17 07:02:58

Signed and shared.

Babieseverywhere Mon 23-Jan-17 07:06:06

Signed

CantReach Mon 23-Jan-17 07:19:50

Signed and shared.

aquamarina100 Mon 23-Jan-17 09:29:48

Signed and shared.

Ouriana Mon 23-Jan-17 09:32:09

Signed

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 23-Jan-17 09:35:51

Signed and shared.

TammySwansonxx Mon 23-Jan-17 09:38:23

All the shite that receives public funding, and THIS is being cut?

Signed

Xenophile Mon 23-Jan-17 10:13:12

Sunderland also has no women's shelter now.

thedancingbear Mon 23-Jan-17 11:44:50

signed

Elfontheedge Mon 23-Jan-17 11:54:41

Signed

Imalldonethanks Mon 23-Jan-17 12:21:10

Thank you everyone for signing and sharing. It seems so short sighted to cut funding for clinics like this that not only provide essential medical support, but also education and outreach support to some of those families often hardest to reach.

Xenophile - sorry to hear about the women's refuge in Sunderland. It seems like budget holders base their decisions on criteria such as 'does this affect me'.

Another reason why greater diversity would be so beneficial.

RedStripeIassie Mon 23-Jan-17 12:29:55

signed. Women's services being cut everywhere sad

Imalldonethanks Mon 23-Jan-17 20:39:22

Bumping for the evening shift - please read and sign.

https://www.change.org/p/save-the-acton-fgm-community-clinic

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 23-Jan-17 21:23:42

Which clinic is closing? These are part of Imperial College- the first one allows for self- referral. Is it to be closed?

Imperial College Healthcare | Clinics and community services
www.imperial.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity-and-obstetrics/fgm-clinics/clinics

Acton FGM Well Woman clinic
Hillcrest Surgery
337 Uxbridge Road
Acton
W3 9RA

African Well Women’s Clinic - Antenatal Clinic
Central Middlesex Hospital, Acton Lane, Park Royal, London, NW10 7NS

Imalldonethanks Mon 23-Jan-17 21:30:18

It's the Acton Health centre one.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 23-Jan-17 21:52:49

The Well Woman one? Is it not funded by Imperial College/NHS?

BonjourMinou Mon 23-Jan-17 22:06:58

I've signed and shared, just commenting to keep the thread bumped!

MuteButtonisOn Mon 23-Jan-17 23:00:26

Signed.

PoochSmooch Tue 24-Jan-17 06:41:36

Signed.

RoseDeGambrinus Tue 24-Jan-17 06:49:27

Bump

venusinscorpio Tue 24-Jan-17 10:12:41

Done!

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Wed 25-Jan-17 13:29:37

Done!

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