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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SOCIAL WORK ACTION NETWORK OPEN MEETINGS

BENEFIT CUTS, BEDROOM TAX – WHAT CAN SOCIAL WORKERS AND SOCIAL CARE WORKERS DO TO HELP PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF SERVICE USERS AND COMMUNITIES?

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SWAN North East event for World Social Work day: Developing Social Work in Central Asia, 20 March 2013.

Dr Terry Murphy will present on the last 7 years of involvement of Teesside University Social Work department in developing Social Work in Central Asia including the complexities of working with the legacy of Russian and Soviet era colonialism and the interaction of modem social work thinking with the traditional Islamic Mahala system of local social care.

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