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Care and Support Workers Organise! Public Meeting 22 February 2022 at 7pm

February 22 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tackling the crisis in social care: we must value workers to ensure future service

The staffing crisis in social care is nothing new. Before the pandemic, analysis from The Office Group (TOG) illustrated that social care was the most stressful industry to work in as workers tend to work longer hours and report more cases of work-related stress, depression and anxiety. We demand systemic change for a better social care service for all.

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Emma Dowling: Sociologist & political scientist Emma teaches at the University of Vienna. She is the author of The Care Crisis: What Caused it and How We End It. Her book looks at the years of austerity and financialisaton that led us to our current crisis point and points us in the direction of a more caring and equitable future.

Larry Sanders: is an American-British academic, social worker, politician, and former Health and Social Care Spokesperson of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Stella Noakes: Former Care Worker and CaSWO activist. Until recently Stella was a domiciliary care worker. Despite loving her job, a lack of opportunities for career progression and low pay forced her to make the difficult decision to leave the sector. Stella will discuss her experience working in social care and what she feels needs to be done to stop us losing skilled and passionate workers.

Steve North: Salford UNISON Branch Secretary, UNISON NEC Representative for the North West and former Community Mental Health Support Worker: Steve was involved in the campaign from Salford Unison and the city’s socialist council that won care workers a national pay rise worth £19 million. He will explore how to we tackle the staffing crisis through Trade Union strength and building strong links with progressive Local Authorities.

Clair Glasman: WinVisible is a multi-racial community group of women with visible and invisible disabilities: polio, sickle cell anaemia, osteo-arthritis and mental health issues, from different backgrounds: asylum seekers, refugees, other immigrants, UK-born



February 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM