Hundreds of people are expected in Birmingham city centre on Saturday to protest at the proposed £212million cuts in the next council budget.
About 2,500 council jobs will be lost in the first year of the spending cutbacks, which will see Birmingham City Council save £320million over three years.
Birmingham Against The Cuts, a group made up of unions, campaign groups and community groups, have organised a day of protests starting with a march through the city centre before a rally at St Philip's Cathedral.
Speakers will include the Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev David Urquhart, union representatives from Unison, GMB, CWU and PCS, and Bob Williams-Findlay, from Disabled People Against Cuts.
Thousands of elderly and disabled people will have their care packages withdrawn by the council as part of the cutbacks. More than £33million will be cut from Adult Care Services, affecting older people, those with learning and physical disabilities and people with mental health problems.
Godfrey Webster, secretary of Birmingham Against the Cuts, said: "These cuts will affect every person in this city, and every person has their own reason to be there.
"There is an increasing mood of anger amongst the ordinary people of Birmingham who are furious about the proposed cuts to jobs, services and pensions.
"There is a growing awareness that these cuts, being carried out by the Conservative-Lib Dem Council, are political in nature. The poor, women and the vulnerable should not be made to pay for the bankers’ greed. ”
The demonstration is due to start in the Cathedral grounds at 12pm.
The city council meets to vote on the budget on Tuesday, March 1. During the meeting Coun Salma Yaqoob will present a petition to the chamber calling for councillors to vote against the budget.
Birmingham Against the Cuts has said it will protest outside the Council House in Victoria Square between 2pm-6pm.