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Cabrini axes nurseries and 25 staff

13 March 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

THE CATHOLIC charity Cabrini is to make 25 people redundant and cut back services in order to cope with an almost £1 million black hole in its budget, writes Liz Dodd.The charity, which operates with church support in the Dioceses of Arundel and Brighton, Portsmouth and the Archdiocese of Southwark, is to restrict its activities to fostering, adoption and care for adults with learning disabilities following a consultation. A Cabrini spokesman said it will close its schools counselling service in July and will no longer run its two nurseries in south London: Bird in Bush, Peckham, and St Anne’s in Vauxhall. Last week The Tablet revealed that Cabrini is expected to make a loss of £895,000 this year. The Bird in Bush nursery will be transferred to the London Early Years Fou ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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