Important International Gathering
At a luncheon held recently where the guests of honour were Mr. Astbury and Mr. Farquharson, who are helping to organise the forthcoming International Conference of Social Workers which is to be held in London in July, Mr. Astbury outlined the programme which includes an opening speech by the King and pointed out the immense value of an international exchange of ideas on such a subject.
Mr. Farquharson emphasised the need for efficient Catholic representation. Many famous Catholic social workers would be coming from abroad and it was essential that English Catholics should pull their weight.
An Opportunity for Catholics
Moreover, he went on to say, this was an occasion where the nature of Catholic principles in social work could and should he underlined, for not only could Catholics be of tnuch value to the conference, hut the conference will undoubtedly prove of great benefit to Catholic social workers.
Often Catholic social workers in Great Britain do not know of each other's efforts; there is a lack of contact and co-ordination, and this conference should help to remedy this state of affairs.
Mrs. Charles Mathew, J.P., L.C.C., referred to the crying need for Catholic care-committee workers in the metropolitan area. This, she said, was a sphere of useful work where Catholics were sorely needed.
Should any Catholic Herald reader be interested in this good work names and addresses would be gratefully received by Mrs. Susan Liveing, 22, Queen Alexandra Mansions, Judd Street, W.C.1.