End austerity now national demonstration: social workers and service users against austerity, side by side for social justice
Saturday 16 April 2016
BASW is calling its members to unite within the social workers and service users bloc and march for ‘Social Care, Health, Homes, Jobs and Education’.
The demonstration organised by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will assemble in Gower Street/Euston Road NW1 and march to Trafalgar Square
BASW members meeting point
The meeting point for BASW members and others who wish to join the social workers and service users bloc will be at Gordon Square Garden, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD from 12.30pm – a five minute walk from Gower Street.
We will be near the entrance to the gardens on the east side, opposite Birbeck College's building at 43 Gordon Square.
The meeting point is near a number of Tube stations, including Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston and Euston Square, with the route from Euston Square to the meeting point shown in the map above.
We will move down to join the main demonstration at around 1pm.
BASW Chair Guy Shennan’s blog post: social workers and service users against austerity, side by side for social justice
The damaging effects of the austerity policies initiated in 2010 and extended since last year’s election are becoming ever clearer. The Independent may have become an online-only newspaper but it is still producing some hard-hitting reporting, witness its recent account of what is happening to thousands of families being moved from their local areas to places where support services are not available for them. Family support services are in fact being decimated right across England, as documented in the report, Losing in the Long Run, published last month by a number of leading children’s charities, and drawn upon by Ray Jones in his evidence to the Education Select Committee on 23 March …
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