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Welfare: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Date: 29th June 2012
Venue: Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral
Time: 6.30pm (doors open at 6.00pm)

In an age of increasing austerity, the concept of 'welfare' takes on renewed importance when discussing social wellbeing and the notion of the common good. What is welfare, and who should provide it? Who does it exist for, and how should they access it? The extent to which the product of economic growth is put towards uplifting the most economically vulnerable is a question that lies at the very core of how we structure society.

St Paul's Institute, in conjunction with The Jack & Ada Beattie Foundation are hosting a seminar at St Paul's Cathedral that will explore these questions and the definition of welfare in a modern context, examining the roles and responsibilities of Church; State and City in providing a greater living standard for all.


Rt Revd John Packer - Bishop of Ripon & Leeds

Hazel Blears - MP for Salford and Eccles

Stephen Lloyd - Senior Partner of Bates, Wells & Braithwaite

Chaired by Owen Jones - Author of 'Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class'

This seminar is free and open to all.  Spaces are limited so registration is required to attend.  If you would like to register please contact or call 020 7489 1011.