NAWRA member Sarah Batty has contributed to the Social Policy Association’s 50th anniversary blog series with a piece about the workshops facilitated by Dr Michael Orton of Warwick University at NAWRA meetings in 2016 and 2017 on the topic of ‘Putting the security back into social security’.
The aim was to use consensus-building to identify key short to medium-term actions to return security to the benefits system.
Read the blog.
First edition of NAWRA news now out – find out how DWP will be contacting claimants who have been underpaid ESA and advice on how to challenge decisions where the DWP have restricted backdating.
NAWRA has been campaigning on this issue for some time and the National Audit Office has recently confirmed that the DWP first knew about the error at least as early as 2013 but have done nothing about it till now, NAWRA will be campaigning further to ensure that claimants do not miss out on backdated money that they are entitled to. Watch this space!
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Our quarterly meetings are held around the UK and include keynote speakers, workshops and a range of networking and professional development opportunities.
Here are details of the next NAWRA meeting:
Date: Friday 9 March 2018
Time: 10am – 4.15pm (registration from 9.30am)
Location: Stockton Tabernacle, The Square, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TE
The meeting is kindly hosted by Stockton on Tees Borough Council Welfare Rights Service. Our guest speakers will be Alex Cunningham MP and Tracey Herrington of the Poverty Truth Commission. There will be workshops on the benefit cap, benefits for children and local welfare assistance schemes. This meeting is also our AGM.
Download the full agenda along with information about travel, accommodation and our social evening.
NAWRA meetings are free for members to attend. There is no need to book a place. Please contact Kelly Smith (NAWRA secretary) you have any access requirements or questions about the meeting.
NAWRA is a member of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR).
Ahead of further Stage 2 consideration of amendments to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill on 22 February 2018, SCoWR produced a further briefing note for MSPs. This note focuses on amendments in Part 2, Chapter 2 onwards.