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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Reminder: 'In Defence of Social Work: Why Michael Gove is wrong" pamphlet launch, Tuesday 11 February, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Social Work Action Network London Convenor Dan Morton writes:
* Reminder of pamphlet launch. 'In Defence of Social Work: Why Michael Gove is wrong'' pamphlet launch with Peter Beresford OBE (Shaping Our Lives and Brunel University), will be held at 18:30 on Tuesday 11th February at London South Bank University. Copies of pamphlet will be on sale for discounter price of £2 each.

The pamphlet, which was put together as a sharp and swift response to Tory ConDem cabinet member and Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attack on social work, can be ordered by downloading the order form attached or at the following link:
The Tube strike that day does not start until 21:30, an hour after the end of the meeting, so it should not cause any problems getting home (the RMT did it just for us ;)

RSVP so your name is on the door at the Keyworth Reception (no need if you have already responded).

The meeting will be held at London South Bank University (Elephant & Castle), while the room booked is now Keyworth Lecture Theatre A, it is in the Keyworth Building as before, on Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG. Nearest tube is Elephant & Castle, exit from the Bakerloo Line exit (following signs to South Bank University). 

* Please sign the petition against attacks on trade union facility time and terms and conditions from our colleagues in Barnet Unison. Some social workers are having cost saving targets of £40k plus written into their goals for the year!
* Caring and Family Finances Inquiry by Carers UK released.
12-month investigation exposes stark reality faced by those looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill: loss of savings, debt and struggling to afford food and heating:

* SWAN Conf 2014 and call for papers. Please book now for the 2014 SWAN Conference in Durham here. SWAN Conf 2014 call for papers and workshops is attached below. Please send proposals to swannortheast@gmail.com by 28th Feb!

Best wishes

SWAN London
swanlondon AT googlemail.com

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