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Senior social workers to learn about impact of M.E.

September 12, 2017

The impact of M.E. will be brought to the attention of senior social workers today when Action for M.E.’s report into families facing false accusations is shared with them at a conference in Birmingham.

The event comes after Action for M.E. and other charities met with the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Isabelle Trowler, earlier this year.

Addressing Forward M.E. in March, Ms Trowler acknowledged that there was a clear need for better understanding of the impact of M.E. among social care professionals, and agreed to work with the group to explore how we can do this effectively.

As a result, representatives from the 25% M.E. Group and the Tymes Trust will present at the conference, accompanied by the Countess of Mar, and Ms Trowler will highlight our survey findings in her conference presentation. We also met with Ms Trowler last week to further discuss how we can improve the experience of, and support for, children with M.E. who use social services, and look forward to working with her and Forward M.E. to do this.