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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
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.
Steve Dubbins Benefits Advice Programme Manager 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.
#CABconf Welfare Rights and welfare wrongs Alan Markey Head of Welfare Benefits team & ‘Adviser’ editor Citizens Advice Specialist Support.
Assessing the impact of Welfare Reform Robert McGregor, January 2014.
WELFARE REFORM An update on the key changes and local advice services September 2014 Nick Hodgkinson, Bradford District Community Advice Network.
Welfare Reform: district & housing implications Boyd Taylor 13 th June 2013.
Welfare Reforms An overview of the benefits affected and potential impact.
Welfare Reform. Governments view is: Benefits and tax credit system complex and expensive to administer Poor work incentives in system We need to deliver.
Impact of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ Wythenshawe Community Housing Group Steve License Executive Director of Housing.
1 Localism Rob Tinlin Chief Executive Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Inter-faith summit 2012.
The rise of personal debt in London Dolly Galvis Head of Advice Services Toynbee Hall.
0.0 section title or leave blank Welfare Reform Act 2012 Free School Meals Fiona Brown Head of Transactional Services.
Welfare Reform How is it affecting people? Yasmin Johnson Stockton CAB.
An overview of the Welfare Reforms The Welfare Benefits Unit Heather Theobold October 2012.
Welfare Reform Kerry Maynard December What this session will cover A recap of the main changes in welfare reform from April 2013 Where we are now.
Welfare reform: what’s happened and what’s next? Hampshire Advice Network, 20 June 2013
Developing a Fair Finance Strategy for Leicester & Leicestershire Damon Gibbons.
Welfare Reform From Poverty to Financial Inclusion 17 th October 2012.
Housing Benefit & Universal Credit – Impact on Households Changes to Housing Benefit Universal Credit Local tax support Benefit Cap Challenges/Responses.
INTERIM FINDINGS: EVIDENCE REVIEW ON WELFARE REFORM & HOUSING Ken Gibb: University of Glasgow February
Welfare Reform Carers Reference Group. Employment Support Allowance (The sickness benefit) ESA: 2 Types Contrib and Income related Migration of Incap/IS.
WELCOME. AGENDA Actions arising from January’s meeting Regeneration Projects in Boscombe update The Prince’s Trust Police Update Martyn Underhill Police.
EMC Strategic Housing Network June Delivering housing with care and support for older people Roundtable discussion.
Welfare Reform Where are we now ? Elected Member Masterclass Background Information Andrew Noble Welfare Reform Implementation Support Programme Improvement.
Universal credit: what it means for parents moving into work and their children Mark Willis, September 2012.
Changes to Benefits What you need to know. Introduction There are lots of changes that are happening to benefits This is because the government wants.
Housing benefit reforms: impacts on social housing tenants Lizzie Clifford, Policy and Research Assistant, National Housing Federation.
Universal Credit and predicted impacts for recipients Mark Willis CPAG in Scotland.
East Sussex Area Welfare Reform Project Ian Fitzpatrick Snr Head of Community Eastbourne Borough Council.
1 Welfare Reform… Alan Franco. Tameside Numbers How many claimants of DWP working age benefits are there in Tameside? Unemployed + sick+ lone parents+
Benefit Service Veronica Dewsbury. Introduction The Benefits Service administers the following: Housing Benefit Council Tax Benefit Discretionary Housing.
Housing Benefit Reform – the national context Stephen Sandham Head of Transitions and Support Housing Options and Support Division.
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