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On your marks, get set...
...for a week of Paralympic fun and games against Atos!
From Monday 27th to Friday 31st of August, join Disabled People Against Cuts for The Atos Games – five days of action against a company that’s sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people’s lives.
SWAN condemns the plans by Haringey Council to delete the Haringey Travelling Peoples Team (HTPT) (including the Traveller Liaison Site Management post that sits within the team).
HTPT supply vital support to the Gypsy and Traveller residents in the London borough, who are, in many cases, a highly vulnerable community. Residents rely on this team for a variety of essential services. These include services for Traveller Children and Family Joint Case Work, Vulnerable Adults Case Work, Education Support Work, Community Group Work Youth Work and Welfare Rights Work. On accommodation issues the team play a key role in ensuring the cohesive and culturally appropriate management of the borough’s Traveller sites, engagement with unauthorised encampments and Traveller Housing Support. The team also provides support for Health Issues, Child Poverty Needs Assessments and support for Community Engagement and input into service provision.
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SWAN (Social Work Action Network) extends its full support to the striking Remploy workers tomorrow who are trying to save their factories, jobs and livelihoods.
Earlier this month, the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller announced the closure of 27 of the 54 Remploy factories meaning the sacking of more than 1,200 mainly disabled workers.
All social workers and social care workers should stand in solidarity with disabled people fighting for their right to work and should visit the pickets lines where possible. Messages of solidarity can be sent via Disabled People Against Cuts at
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