Putting the 'fair' back into welfare

This is the theme of an expert panel discussion that will take place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25th August 2012.

The controversial Welfare Reform Act has reignited debate about the scope and nature of public support for children, carers, disabled people and vulnerable people in society.

So is ‘the welfare state’ a thing of the past? Who is welfare for? Who provides for whom? And what is the role of voluntary and faith bodies?

This Children’s Society panel in association with the Christian think-tank Ekklesia looks at the future of ‘welfare for all’ in tough economic times, and asks how fairness and creativity can help chart fresh ways forward.

The speakers are:

* Sam Royston (Children’s Society policy adviser)
* Sue Marsh (Disabled activist, Spartacus Welfare Campaign)
* Savi Hensman (Care and equalities adviser, Christian commentator)
* Simon Barrow (Ekklesia thinktank)

Greenbelt 2012 - http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/festival/2012/

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