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Salford Citizens Advice The ‘Welfare Reform’ Debate & impact on the third or community sector.
Main Headlines: Bedroom Tax DLA and PIP Localised Hardship Council Tax Further limits to HB Universal Credit Sanctions Campaign
Bedroom Tax 14 or 25% reduction in help with rent. Significant lack of alternative accommodation. Six years to ‘correct’ in Salford.
The Benefit Cap – left to local council to deal with prior to Universal Credit through housing costs support. In Salford significant impact on Ultra Orthodox Jewish community.
Salford Citizens Advice Return to universal inclusion element of Poll Tax – everybody pays. Pressures of localisation.
Salford Citizens Advice The localisation of Hardship Funding.
Less publicised worries: Digital by default Localism Aggressive sanctions regime
Salford Citizens Advice Impact on Voluntary and community Sector.
Salford Citizens Advice Financial strain on local authorities leading to reduction in discretionary spending. “The graph of doom” thinking.
Salford Citizens Advice Very real difficulties around council tax income.
Salford Citizens Advice Pressure on use of existing resources – especially advice and IT access.
Salford Citizens Advice Pressure on poverty and crisis response – for example food banks, soup kitchens etc.
Some of our responses: The need to build stronger sectoral and cross sectoral alliances – for example Salford Advice & Information Network.
Salford Citizens Advice A return to a more community focused organisation.
Salford Citizens Advice Ways of using technology to give better access to nationally provided and funded resources.
Salford Citizens Advice Creating new services and approaches – for example Salford Food Share Network.
Salford Citizens Advice The opportunities created as the state (in the form of local government) shrinks – and the challenges.
Salford Citizens Advice The relationship between local services and the National.
Salford Citizens Advice A brave new world of procurement and competition – favoring larger orgnaisations with less local connection?
Salford Citizens Advice Tom Togher Chief Officer email@example.com www.salfordcab.org.uk
Welfare Reform in Leicestershire What this means for your community.
Impact of recent benefit changes.. Turn2us is a national charity helping people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants.
Policy Development Group on Anti-Poverty. Objectives Ensure maximum outcomes for £1M investment Agree targeted and directed activity to deliver best outcomes.
Housing management – current challenges for housing associations and their customers John Giesen, CEO of B3living Karen Wilson,CEO of Origin Housing.
Welfare reform and the impact on children ADES/ADSW Joint seminar on children 7 th May 2013.
The material contained in this presentation is the copyright of The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland (Scottish.
Impact of welfare reform William Jones Senior Housing Law Caseworker Shelter Cymru.
Employability and Welfare Reform Action Learning Network for Social Housing Andrew van Doorn, Deputy Chief Executive Inclusion Seminar – 31 st July 2013.
Council for the Homeless NI Welfare Reform Information Session.
Welfare Benefits. Employment Support Allowance is the biggest single issue that Citizens Advice deal with. It was introduced in Where will we be.
Welfare Reforms Update Maxine Stavrianakos - Unit Manager, Income Management.
The Impact of Welfare Reform in Middlesbrough Bridges of Hope - 3 rd October
Welfare reform & Sanctions and the impact they are having on health & wellbeing. Dale Eccleston – Salford CAB Salford Advice and.
1 Homelessness SIG Welfare Reform Update 5 May 2015.
Overcoming Barriers to Financial Support
1 Budget Overview and Context Eugene Walker Executive Director - Resources.
13 March 2013 What is happening to welfare? national policy - local impacts.
Welfare Reform 2014 Perspectives from the work of Sheffield Citizens Advice.
South Ribble Borough Council Benefits Service Means-Test (1) Applicable Amounts (2) Premiums (3) Income (4) Disregards.
WELFARE REFORM An update on the key changes and where to get local advice September 2014 Nick Hodgkinson, Bradford District Community Advice Network.
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