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Invitation to the 2nd Unite Social Care Forum, Birmingham

JANUARY 21, 2020

Unite Social Care Forum - Unite the Union, Thursday 28 September 2017, 6 Holt Court North, Heneage Street West, Birmingham, B7 4AX

Following the first Unite Social Care Forum in London in March, Birmingham will host the 2ndSocial Care Forum to build on the work on the 1st Forum.

Since March we have had an general election and though the political landscape has changed, NHS and social care systems are still remains under huge strain due to underfunding, privatisation and staff shortages.  There are no fresh solutions following the election and despite the public being fed up with the austerity diet for public services, the minority Conservative administration still has a tin ear in acting on concerns of stakeholders in our sector.

Article 50 has been triggered and impact of Brexit in the UK could trigger crisis across the health and social cares systems with staff shortages, increased service demand, losses of science funding and inter- state cooperation. How can Social Care stakeholders make a positive contribution to the Brexit Debate?

At the 2nd Social Care Forum, we want to present documents which will assist all members and activists regarding the competitive tendering process by which social care, and support service providers bid for contracts, promoting integrated health and social care system to retain experienced employees with decent wages and conditions, fair and reasonable working patterns, job security and professional training and standards, while simultaneously protecting the quality and social care for users.

How can we as Unite activists make a difference in social care in the UK and Ireland.

If you are interested in attending the event please register by email HERE giving your name, contact details and any specific requirements (access or dietary) by Friday 22 September 2017.

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Objectives of Unite Social Care Forum

  • Bringing workplace reps and activists together to establish priorities
  • Building a network for support and communication 
  • Campaigning to increase social care funding 
  • Increasing the position of  influence of Unite in Social care 
  • To develop materials for social care workers and activists 

 Target Audience

  • Unite workplace representatives and activists in Social Care organisations
  • Unite workplace representatives and activists Social Care workplaces in Local Government
  • Unite workplace representatives and activists Social Care in working in health services in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Topics of the day 

  • Social care & Brexit
  • Developing a strong voice for Unite members in Social Care
  • Building networks and communicating our objectives across the Social Care workforce

A sandwich lunch will be provided. 

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