Unite Community were invited along to the Durham miners Association Christmas School held in newcastle on the 30th November.
At the school, there was some excellent discussion about the aims and objectives of the Community Support Centre, and what has been done to date. David Condliffe, Unite learning officer gave a presentation about the skills and training which would be made available through the centre, and Robbie Faulds, a volunteer from the centre, spoke about how the welfare advice provided by the centre would be put in to a political context.
A key message was that, as well as giving out welfare advice, the centre aimed to educate on the political motives behind the welfare “reform” programme being pursued as part of the austerity agenda. Much of this is summed up in the following video, which was shown and went down very well with the DMA members.
You can download a copy of the video by clicking here then clicking on download.
The event was a great success and further strengthened the ties between Unite community and the Durham miners.