"Building Alliance, Defending Services" - the Social Work Action Network Ireland 1st Annual Conference.

The theme of the conference will be building alliances in the struggle to defend services and challenge austerity measures.

The Social Work Action Network Ireland (SWAN Ireland) is a growing grassroots network of people who are concerned about the increase in structural inequalities in Irish society, the attacks on basic services and supports that the welfare state has traditionally provided people and the increasing privatisation of our once public services.

SWAN Ireland wants to build alliances with all social workers, social care workers, students, academics, family members, service users, welfare claimants, activists, trade unionists, advocacy workers and care workers, in order to fight for a just society that values people and solidarity at it’s core.


SWAN is pleased to hear this evening that the Palestine-UK Social Work Network is holding its second annual conference on 12th November this year in London. SWAN National Convenor, Michael Lavalette, spoke among others, at last year's event.

The conference is £15 waged and £5 for those who are unwaged. The event will be held at the Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (near Shoreditch Overground and Old Street tube).

Download the flyer below and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest with 'Conference 2013' in the subject box.

Solidarity with Palestine - Social Work Action Network.

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An update on the recently reported fight to Save Spon Lane Children's Home in Sandwell, West Midlands, by SWAN West Midlands. This regional SWAN group are campaigning in partnership with Unison, Unite and GMB as well as young people and workers. A further lobby of Sandwell’s Labour Cabinet is this Wednesday 10th July from 1.30pm outside Sandwell Council House in Oldbury - a flyer is attached. 


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