23 October 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE

This gathering is open to everyone who wants to take action to defend welfare. We are a claimant-led network – our response to welfare reforms is led by people who feel their effects the most – but the attacks on welfare will affect us all whether we are in work or may need welfare as parents, if we become unemployed, due to sickness or disability, or as pensioners.

We plan to run the day with lots of discussion and chances to share ideas and information in workshops and an open space session where we can set the agenda on the day. If you can offer a workshop or would like to propose something for the agenda, please get in touch.
Please help make the day happen:
  • Let us know you can make it!
  • The network does not have any funding, so if your group or union branch can make a contribution to the costs of the room or participants’ travel, please help raise funds for it. Groups and individuals may want to approach union branches or organise fundraisers to raise funds for your travel.
  • Let us know if you can help with food, childcare or facilitation on the day.
  • Forward this invite to anyone else you know who might be interested, post it on your blog or social media; mention it at meetings, and help spread the word!

Upcoming events

5 Oct 15

Climate Change – What will happen after the decisions in Paris? with Professor Chris Rapley

8 Oct 15

This autumn Guildford Cathedral is hosting a series of public lectures on Thursday evenings, on the theme of Proclaiming Liberty in response to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

We are delighted to have Sara Ogilvie, Policy Officer at Liberty joining us for a lively and informative discussion on 'Civil Liberty'.

10 Oct 15

From Economic Growth to Growth in Wellbeing

A sense of wellbeing is what really matters in life. We need a new movement of awareness and action to bring meaning to life and to put community wellbeing at the heart of political and social decision-making. Instead of economic growth, we need growth in wellbeing. The festival of wellbeing will explore these ideas - expect inspiring speakers and entertainment.

Reduced rates available for those on low income. Please call for details: 01237 441293

10 Oct 15

oin us for a rally at the International Day of Action against Trade Deals CETA + TTIP + TiSA

Speakers include:
John McDonnell MP, shadow chancellor of the exchequer
and others tba

Organised by: Friends of the Earth, Global Justice Now & War on Want

11 Oct 15

From Economic Growth to Growth in Wellbeing

Following on from the main festival day event we are offering participants an opportunity to get involved in a second day of discussion focused on wellbeing in action.