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About Swanedinburgh
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Edinburgh Support Workers' Action Network (SWAN) is a network of care and support workers that was set up in 2009 to oppose Edinburgh Council plans to hand vital support services for people with disabilities over to low cost, poor quality private companies.
It was started by voluntary sector support workers including frontline staff from Garvald, Freespace, Penumbra, the Action Group, Deaf Action, Richmond Fellowship and the Thistle Foundation along with involvement from the Learning Disability Alliance, the Edinburgh Homecare Campaign, trade unions, service-users and their parents.

We aim to create a network of frontline staff from across organisations and workplaces and to organise against the attacks on service-user choice and staff pay and conditions posed by current funding cuts and competetive tendering.
The campaign achieved a massive victory when the tender process for care and support services was abandoned in 2010 after a huge public outcry and damining external review.
However the pressure to reduce costs remains - it is vital we maintain momentum and ensure the voices of staff and service users continue to be heard.

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