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Raymondo’s Work Capability Assessment Survival Tips

April 30, 2012 admin 0

Raymondo, member of Kilburn Unemployed Worker’s Group and Social Work Action Network London, shares with us his Work Capability Assessment Survival Tips…

The Work Capability Assessment is the test by which people claiming the out of waged work benefit Employment and

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Statement on social care plans of Worcestershire County Council

April 29, 2012 admin 0

The Social Work Action Network (SWAN) condemn the announcement last week of plans by Worcestershire County Council to put new limits on adult social care spending, which would see the rights of disabled people to independent living downplayed in the name of meeting ‘the financial challenge’. If plans are approved, from September all new service users and existing service users (if their needs change) will face a tight limit on funding, meaning that they may have to receive care in residential or nursing care – a new retrogressive precedent. 

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Welcome to SWAN Ireland!

April 28, 2012 admin 0

Welcome to SWAN Ireland!

SWAN Ireland is a regional group of SWAN. We officially began in March 2012, catalysed by the 7th annual SWAN conference in Liverpool Hope University.

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Adult Social Care Campaign

April 27, 2012 admin 0

SWAN activists in Liverpool are launching a joint campaign with Liverpool Against The Cuts against the recent cuts to adult social care services across the […]

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Fight Back Teach-In: US

April 11, 2012 admin 0

The following movement in the US was noticed and shared with us by Dr Maria Pentaraki of Liverpool Hope University: “The fight goes on across […]

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DPAC solidarity appeal and actions

April 4, 2012 admin 0

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) are appealing to SWAN supporters for solidarity money to get as many disabled activists as possible down to London for a forthcoming action on Wednesday 18th April. Please click here to find out how to donate. SWAN supports this action, the others listed below and encourages SWAN supporters to attend all three.

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Support Amanpreet Kaur! A young asylum seeking woman

April 2, 2012 admin 0

SWAN joins campaign in support of Amanpreet Kaur – a young asylum seeking woman

At the 7th National Social Work Action Network (SWAN) conference last weekend, we were addressed by one of a young lesbian asylum seeking couple from India, Ms. D, as part of the ‘What Happened to Anti-Racist Social Work’ session. The horrendous racist and sexual abuse her partner, Amanpreet Kaur was subjected to by UK Border Agency and Yarl’s Wood Dentention Centre staff, were chilling and something which SWAN needed to respond to immediately.