A Swan member based in Kent is part of a team putting radical social work into practice in the Jungle and eventually Dunkirk migrant camps.
Social Work First is an independent social work clinic, being set up by British practitioners appalled by the conditions migrants are facing. Volunteers will be carrying out assessments particularly around the needs of families, women and children, with a hope to access resources from other charitable and independent sources. The aim is to begin practice on the 19th March and they are looking for volunteers able to commit at least a day a month, and who can self-fund the approx. £20 travel costs from London to Calais.
Lynn and Louise explain that:
"we aim to:
Swan will be following their progress keenly, and are proud that we have such motivated members. We wish them the best of luck!
See the attached paperwork for more information about how Social Work First will operate.