Agenda for London meeting now available

We now have our finalised agenda for our meeting in London on 9 March 2012.

Taking place at Amnesty’s Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch, London on 9 March 2012, we’re delighted to welcome our keynote speaker Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson who will offer her perspective on the government’s welfare reform agenda.

In addition we have a great selection of workshops, including in relation to –

  • Appealing ESA conversion decisions
  • Right to Reside : challenges and rights
  • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment: Where can we go from here?
  • Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner: the impact of LHA changes and the Benefit Cap

Please note that you must book in advance for this event as places are strictly limited. If you would like to book place(s) for yourself and any colleagues please download this document and email it to kelly@nawra.org.uk. We will confirm your place(s) as soon as possible. Also note that you must be a member of NAWRA to attend the meeting. If you are not already a member … find out more about joining us.

NB – The meeting is also NAWRA’s AGM. If you, or your organisation, wish to propose a motion to the AGM please email details to kelly@nawra.org.uk before Friday 17th February 2012.

Next NAWRA meeting, London, 9th March 2012

NAWRA returns to London on 9 March 2012 for our AGM and quarterly meeting.

The meeting will take place at Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (see: http://tinyurl.com/6l8fplv)

Further details will be announced as soon as we have them. However, you are advised to book travel and any accommodation early to avoid higher costs nearer the time!

Access to benefits for people who are unable to work because of mental illness

We’re delighted that Dr Ruth Tindley has agreed to make her PhD thesis available to NAWRA members.

Available from the Members area, the thesis examines the difficulties which people with mental health conditions may experience in establishing and maintaining entitlement to the social security benefits which underwrite incapacity for work.