Watch the video and email your MP to ask them to #SaveOurServices

Vital local services are turning to dust. But we can #SaveOurServices – with your help.

Libraries are shutting, waste collections are reducing, and social services are shrinking. More and more essential services that we all rely on every day are crumbling away.

Watch the video to find out what is happening to our communities:

Local services are facing catastrophic cuts. In the fight against coronavirus, councils had to spend billions to protect the most vulnerable and lost crucial income as the country went into lockdown. After 10 years of cuts, local services were already stretched, particularly in deprived areas where harsher cuts were targeted.

Local services must be resilient and properly funded. Yet even our most basic services are facing drastic cuts.

Cuts to your local area

How bad will cuts be in your local area?

We asked every council in England, Wales and Scotland to tell us how much extra funding they need. Click through to find out the funding gap facing your local council:

Go to councilcuts.unison.org.uk

What can we do?

Local services will turn to dust without emergency government funding now. That’s why we are calling on Westminster to #PlugTheGap. And you can help – click to use out tool to send an email to your MP* now, it takes 1 minute.

Email your MP

*If you’re in Scotland you can also email your MSP, and in Wales your MS, using our tool.

If you’re a UNISON activist, check out the campaign toolkit and download campaign graphics here.

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