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Campaign Action Pack: Leave No Stone Unturned in the Fight Against Austerity

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Campaign Action Pack: Leave No Stone Unturned in the Fight Against Austerity


BASW is committed to campaigning to bring an end to austerity, to be replaced by the investment in public services required for a socially just society. We need to build a mass movement to highlight the impact of austerity, cuts and welfare reform and to reflect the differing impact of austerity across and in the nations within the UK.

The purpose of this pack is to facilitate and support local, regional and national actions by members of BASW and SWU and other social workers. We want to give you the tools to work with other social work organisations; service users, disabled people and other concerned citizens; other professions, services and campaigns, in the UK and internationally. We want you to be able to pick up this pack, find inspiration, decide how you can help and start campaigning. 

The pack is divided up into five sections and here’s how it works:

Part 1: Inspiration
A showcase of stories, articles, music, songs and poetry for you to use in your own campaigns.

Part 2: Action
Step-by-step guides to organising events, getting into the media and using lived experience to illustrate the impact of austerity.

Part 3: Involving people
Takes you through mapping out your stakeholders, building alliances, using high profile support and lobbying.

Part 4: Staying legal
A few things to bear in mind when you start campaigning.

Part 5: Tools and templates
Handy checklists, model materials and campaigning tools to save you starting from scratch.