free and is open to all Liberal Democrat members.
Speakers include Liberal Democrat MPs Paul Burstow (local government and social services spokesperson, Jackie Ballard (childcare
spokesperson) and Peter Brand (public health spokesperson). Other speakers are Roy Taylor, president of the Association of Directors of
Other organisations represented include the Carers Association, Age Concern and the LGA Drugs Forum.
Workshops will focus on childcare strategies, local authorities working with carers, working with the elderly, preventative social services and local drug initiatives.
Mervyn Lane, Lib Dem spokesperson on social services in the LGA, commented:
'This seminar is a fantastic opportunity for Liberal Democrat councillors to take advice from the country's top experts in social
services. It also gives members a chance to air their views with members of parliament and to share experiences with other Lib Dems from around the country.'
Places are limited, so people need to book early. Anyone wishing to go should write to Liberal Democrat Group (Social Services Seminar), LGA, 26 Chapter Street, London, SW1P 4ND - or telephone Demeon McCullough on 0171 664 3235.