Interview with John Cotton, cabinet member for social cohesion

John Cotton was elected councillor for first time in 1999 and he represents the Birmingham Shard End Ward. When the Labour party regained the majority of the City Council in 2012 he became Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion and Equalities. In this interview he addresses the global situation of Birmingham children’s services and how they…

Interview with Jolyon Jones. The cuts from the barricade

Jolyon Jones is a social worker and an activist against the cuts. He was the secretary of the Solihull local government UNISON branch and now he is part of the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) in the West Midlands. Moreover, in the last few months he has been blogging about cuts in children’s services, publishing…