A community mental health worker describes the effects of cuts and reorganization on mental health day services for staff and service users in 21st Century Britain
The CPS are threatening to make a family in Longsight, Manchester with a young baby and eight year old child homeless. Please sign the petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savethefamilyhome/
Liz Davies, a social work lecturer in London, urges SWAN members to support Stuart Syvret, a recently jailed former Senator in Jersey, who has consistently and courageously campaigned for the rights of children and careleavers
Letter to SWAN supporters from radical social work group Új Szemlélet requesting further support for their campaign against the criminalisation of homelessness in Hungary
Fumihito ITO, a SWAN supporter in Japan, calls on SWAN members to sign a petition to protect the children of Fukushima
Emma Harper, social work student, discusses training about the Personalisation Agenda and rejects the branding of its critics as cynics.
Jane Phillips from London SWAN describes feeling inspired by Occupy LSX in London and encourages social workers to get involved in the Occupy movement
Rea Maglajlic posts a message from The City is for All, a grassroots group fighting for the right to housing in Hungary. The group is asking for solidarity with and support for Hungarian homeless people in the face of an increasingly difficult situation there. This is the campaign with which social worker Norbert Ferencz has been involved.
Press release for download and link to e-petition at the bottom of this page.
The Social Work Action Network (SWAN) has today (03/11/11) launched a petition in defence of Hungarian Social Worker Norbert Ferencz. Mr Ferencz is facing charges of ‘incitement’ and a possible three year prison sentence for speaking out against a proposed new law to criminalise rough sleepers.