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Woman who helped set up Douglas Arter Centre joins calls to support it

8:56am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE woman who helped raise the money to build the Douglas Arter Centre for disabled people has added her voice to the growing opposition against its closure.

Kilimanjaro climb to support John McNeill Centre

Salisbury Journal: Kilimanjaro climb to support John McNeill Centre

9:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A FATHER and daughter are hoping to reach new heights by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the John McNeill Opportunity Centre.

All-party report criticises council's youth cuts plan

9:40am Friday 25th April 2014

AN all-party group has produced a highly critical report about cost-cutting plans to replace most of Wiltshire Council’s youth service with ‘community led’ provision.

Bridging project is 'invaluable'

Salisbury Journal: Maja Reeve with her mother Helen Taylor

9:07am Friday 4th April 2014

THE mother of a teenager with learning difficulties has made a passionate plea for the Bridging Project to be saved as discussions about changes to youth services in Wiltshire continue.

Youngsters present solutions

9:05am Friday 4th April 2014

YOUNG people in south Wiltshire have expressed grave concerns about proposed youth services cuts and have come up with their own ideas, which they presented to a meeting last week.

Sporting chance for three clubs

9:03am Friday 4th April 2014

FUNDS have been given to three south Wiltshire sports clubs to help them encourage more people to take part.

Family's distress over plans to close centre

Salisbury Journal: Family's distress over plans to close centre

9:02am Friday 4th April 2014

THE parents of a severely disabled woman are so distressed by Scope’s “senseless” proposal to close the Douglas Arter Centre, they have threatened to cut the charity out of their wills.

Spending a week in a onesie for John McNeill

Salisbury Journal: Spending a week in a onesie for John McNeill

1:32pm Friday 14th March 2014

A WOMAN from Fovant is spending the week dressed in a onesie to raise money for the John McNeill Opportunity Centre.

Protest group to fight centre closure

Salisbury Journal: Protest group to fight centre closure

1:30pm Friday 14th March 2014

A PROTEST group has been set up to fight the proposed closure of the Douglas Arter Centre in Salisbury, which is home to nine severely disabled adults.

Youth concert supports campaign

1:28pm Friday 14th March 2014

MUSIC was played in protest against planned cuts to youth services in an event organised by Salisbury’s young people.

Strength of feeling clear to see

1:26pm Friday 14th March 2014

SINCE the Journal launched its Save our Services campaign last month, the strength of feeling it has generated is clear to see.

Girls organise cake sale for John McNeill

Salisbury Journal: Girls organise cake sale for John McNeill

3:54pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THREE girls from Alderbury decided to show their support for the John McNeill Opportunity Centre in Salisbury with a cake sale at the weekend.

Services for disabled teens under threat

Salisbury Journal: Nicole Annetts with father Mark. DC4628P1

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

AS the Journal’s Save Our Services campaign to protect vital organisations from funding cuts gathers support, fears have been raised for the future of another project that helps some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Brothers have had the best possible start

Salisbury Journal: Father Chris Hiller and mother Cassie Orman with sons Seth and George Hiller and their grandmother Alison Sewell. DC4620P1

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

TWIN brothers Seth and George Hiller have been able to start their school days together thanks to the John McNeill Opportunity Centre in Salisbury.

Scope explains Arter Centre decision

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

SCOPE, the charity which wants to close down the Douglas Arter Centre in Salisbury, has explained more about the reasons for its proposal.

Nursery is a lifeline

Salisbury Journal: Vicki Shipsey with son Jack. DC4625P1

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

“The John McNeill Centre is what a caring, community-minded place like Salisbury should be all about,” says the mother of a three-year-old boy who describes the special needs nursery as “a lifeline”.

Youngsters stepping up protests

Salisbury Journal: Deloreons' singer Russ Parsons.

6:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

YOUNG people are stepping up their campaign to protest against Wiltshire Council’s £500,000 cuts to youth services.

Making a difference to people's lives

Salisbury Journal: Russ Parsons

2:53pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Thom Belk talks to some former Bass Connection service users.

Enough is enough

Salisbury Journal: Manager Angela Bryant with one of the children at the John McNeill Opportunity Centre. DC4591P5

3:27pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Campaign to fight cuts in vital services for vulnerable people

Fighting for our services: what the Journal says

3:41pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

“It’s always the most vulnerable people who are affected,” says John McNeill Opportunity Centre manager Angela Bryant.

Special needs nursery is under threat

Salisbury Journal: Children and staff at the John McNeill Opportunity Centre. DC4591P6

3:45pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A CHILDREN’S special needs nursery in Salisbury is under threat as it battles funding cuts.

Disabled home is set to close

Salisbury Journal: The Princess of Wales at the opening of the Douglas Arter Centre in 1984.

4:56pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

THE fight is on to save a care home for disabled people set to close at the end of the year.






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