Cambridge’s MP Daniel Zeichner paid a visit to An-Lac House on Friday 12th April, accompanied by Romsey County Councillor Noel Kavanagh.
An-Lac is situated on Coldhams Lane in Romsey Town, Cambridge, and provides a unique service for vulnerable elderly people of Vietnamese heritage. But as a result of the Tory County Council’s proposal to cut all funding, An-Lac’s future is now in doubt. See this article for more on the history and purpose of An-Lac House.
Daniel spent time with both trustees and residents. He gained a better understanding of the special place that is An-Lac House, and the valued and valuable service which it provides to its elderly residents.
The County Council Adults Committee meets on Wed 22nd May when it will decide An-Lac’s fate. Councillors will review the proposed cuts during this meeting. Following his visit, Daniel Zeichner has written to the Committee chair calling for councillors on the Committee to reject the cuts. He has asked them to restore the relatively modest amount of funding needed to sustain An Lac House and the unique service which it delivers.
A demonstration in support of An-Lac will be held on Wed 22nd May, the day of the crucial meeting. Can you come along for an hour or so to show your support? It will start at 1pm outside Shire Hall, Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AP. You can register your interest in attending at https://www.facebook.com/events/595722390913631/.
The Trustees will also be delivering a petition to the Committee on the day of the meeting. You can sign it here.