Today students took to the streets to condemn the County Council’s decision to cut the Housing Related Support fund in Oxfordshire. The proposed cut is part of the council’s wider plans to save £64 million over the next four years, and would reduce the current housing budget from £4m to £1.5m.
Nick Mutch and Lily Taylor spoke to the protestors.
Several students tweeted their support.
Tears brought to my eyes as a homeless service user tells his story. Councillor says “it’s not our statutory duty”. 38% cuts agreed.
— Dan Tomlinson (@OUSU_CC) January 28, 2014
— OUSU (@ousunews) January 28, 2014
— Andy Edwards (@rooinspace) January 28, 2014
Peaceful protest today in Oxford. Say no to the 38 percent cuts on homeless shelters. http://t.co/dgJ7BrkY6Y
— Jordan O’Shea (@jordanMoshea) January 28, 2014
— Georgina M. Aisbitt (@GeorginaAisbitt) January 28, 2014