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Social Work Seminar Series: The end of civilised society?

With politics in flux and claims of the end of austerity headlining in the news, Paul Atherton explains the reality of living in a Britain with a decimated social security system.

Hibbert_AthertonThrough his decades of personal experience with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), disability and homelessness he examines the failings of a population that no longer demonstrates compassion and the damage that does to the individual and society as a whole.

Paul Atherton is a London based Film & Television Producer who specialises in social commentary documentary. Subjects he has covered include racism, feminism, prostitution and domestic violence. His works have been premiered in as diverse locations as the Leicester Square Odeon to the Museum of London and he remains to be the only person to have screened a film on the Coca-Cola Billboard at Piccadilly Circus. Paul suffers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has been homeless for the past ten years and gets DWP support for his disability.

 

Dr Pam Alldred B.Sc, PhD, PG.Dip HE, FHEA
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