Date: 
23 October 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: 
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

7 Jul 15

Join us in Kendal on 7th July to OPPOSE MOORSIDE
Giant Postcard to Colour and Sign.
#StopMoorside petition.
Call to Boycott Toshiba (developers of the Moorside site).

Come along, bring yourselves, bring banners, bring music and show OPPOSITION to MOORSIDE the biggest and LEAST TALKED ABOUT THREAT TO THE NW & BEYOND

8 Jul 15

George Osborne is to announce an emergency budget on Wednesday 8 July.

The People's Assembly is calling a national day of protests against austerity across the country. In London we'll assemble at Parliament from 5:30pm.

This is the second budget in just four months & it begs the question what was Osborne hiding in his last?

Osborne plans £12 billion in cuts to welfare and a fresh round of austerity measures.

Updates on protests outside of London will be posted on the People's Assembly website - more info soon.

15 Jul 15

This September, the world’s arms dealers come to London. A huge weapons fair will bring together

17 Jul 15

This summer we’ve got a very exciting prospect in store – the Take Back Our World festival, 17-19 July. Organised by Global Justice Now and Students Against TTIP.

The festival is set within the beautiful natural surroundings of Tapeley Park –  a stately home in north Devon, with a lake, woods and permaculture garden, not to mention the sea within walking distance.

18 Jul 15

This summer we’ve got a very exciting prospect in store – the Take Back Our World festival, 17-19 July. Organised by Global Justice Now and Students Against TTIP.

The festival is set within the beautiful natural surroundings of Tapeley Park –  a stately home in north Devon, with a lake, woods and permaculture garden, not to mention the sea within walking distance.