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LIB DEMS TO HOLD FREE SOCIAL SERVICES SEMINAR

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The Liberal Democrat group on the Local Government Association are hosting a seminar on social services on July 3. ...
The Liberal Democrat group on the Local Government Association are hosting a seminar on social services on July 3. The event is

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

Social Services and Denise Platt, chief inspector designate of the Social Services Inspectorate.

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.

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