In June this year, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published a report reviewing the austerity measures. The Committee was:
“…seriously concerned about the disproportionate adverse impact that austerity measures, introduced since 2010, are having on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights by disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and groups.”
Our conference aims to highlight the impact of austerity in Hampshire on groups who experience inequality. Our guest speakers will highlight the impacts of austerity as well as local and national responses
Peter Beresford OBE, Prof of Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation
Katherine Hill, Policy Advisor, Age UK
Vivienne Hayes MBE, CEO of Women's Resource Centre
Jonathan Cheshire OBE, Chair of the Southampton Fairness Commission
This will also be an opportunity for groups to speak out about their changing circumstances as a result of increased public spending cuts and the general climate of austerity. But the workshops and plenary sessions will also explore community solutions and how groups can work together and support one another.
There will also be ample opportunity for effective networking and to see the stalls and hear about the work of fellow participants.
Would your group like to make and show a video clip ( max 3 mins)? Do you want a stall to display your work and activities? Just tell us when you book.
The conference runs from 10am to 3pm and will include lunch. Entrance is by ticket with a limited number of places, so early booking is essential. Although there is no charge, participants are very welcome to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost. The more contributions we receive, the more places we can offer. However, we aim to be inclusive and so anyone who would be prevented from attending by the cost of travel, can request support for this when booking.
For more background, read the blog by RadhiaTarafder, from Hampshire Independent Equalities Forum. http://actionhampshire.org/news/ceo-blog/guest-blogs/the-impact-of-austerity
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For directions to the venue, please go to the following link:http://www.hopewinchester.org/contact (The venue is a 15 minute walk from Winchester Railway Station).
The venue doesn’t have any onsite parking but there are a number of public car parks within the city centre. For more details, please go to:http://www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/council-car-parks/ Please note that the car park opposite the venue is short stay (max 4 hours). Middle Brook Street Car Park - entrance via Lower Brook Street. SO23 8DQ If you wish to park there for more than 4 hours, the cost is £15.
Alternatively, you can use Winchester’s Park and Ride bus service. For further details please go to: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/park-and-ride/ You will need to disembark at The Broadway and then the Middle Brook Centre is approximately a five minute walk away.
If you require an accessible car parking space close to the venue, please let us know.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email Radhia Tarafder: email@example.com
What is the refund policy? Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you are unable to come please let us know as we can then offer your place to another or you can let us have the name of who will be taking your place
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, please email Radhia: firstname.lastname@example.org with your registered and updated information