We did it! Open to all, Swan Plymouth are up and running with plenty to get our teeth into.

 

Together we conducted a really positive meeting, sharing knowledge and experience, including previous SWAN groups and campaigns. 

An overview of our meeting:  

  • We spoke about what we wanted from a SWAN group and what worked/did not work previously
  • The difficulty of engaging with practising social workers, and why
  • Brief discussion surrounding the Children and Social Care Bill and the negatives of outsourcing services 
  • Ideas of campaigning, our experience of this and noted points from regional SWAN workshops
  • We discussed possible campaign focus, settling on Homelessness, which has been prevalent locally and nationally; considering recent stats released and discussing the homelessness reduction bill 
  • Considered campaign focused groups and venting groups, devised from advice given from other SWAN groups
  • Possible meeting times/places, to keep encouraging a wide range of people to attend
  • Possible speakers that could benefit the campaign

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