NAWRA’s response to the Health and Disability Green Paper consultation

NAWRA has submitted a response to the Health and Disability Green Paper consultation.

We have asked the government to focus on needs, not affordability and to provide support, not sanctions for disabled people. We have asked them to listen to and believe claimants and provide choices. We have also emphasised the importance of funding good quality advice and advocacy. We have suggested that the DWP would do well to look at Social Security Scotland and its values of ‘dignity, fairness and respect’.

Thanks to all members who contributed to this submission via email and survey and also at our conference last month. Huge thanks to Daphne Hall (rightsnet) for drafting the submission.

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NAWRA conference 9 and 10 September 2021

Glasgow City Council Welfare Rights & Money Advice will be the host of our next NAWRA conference.

The conference will take place on Zoom over two half days:

  • Thursday 9 September 2021 – 1.00pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 10 September 2021 – 9.30am-1.15pm

We will be hearing from a variety of welfare rights practitioners and academics with sessions on devolved Scottish benefits, eating disorders, kinship care, tribunal reform and issues around the UC50. It’s also your opportunity to learn about the long-awaited Health and Disability Green paper and contribute your views to NAWRA’s response.

NAWRA conferences are free to attend and open to members only. Not a member? You can join us today.

Read the agenda. Booking information has been sent to NAWRA members.

Please contact us with any questions.

 

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NAWRA online conference 10-11 June

Royal Borough of Greenwich Welfare Rights Service will be the host of our next NAWRA conference.

The conference will take place on Zoom over two half days:

  • Thursday 10 June 2021 – 1.00pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 11 June 2021 – 9.30am-1.00pm

We will be hearing from a variety of welfare rights practitioners and academics with sessions on social prescribing, DWP safeguarding, the SDP gateway, the implications of the changes made to the social security system in response to the pandemic, and more. It’s also a chance to get involved in NAWRA’s work on improving diversity.

NAWRA conferences are free to attend and open to members only. Not a member? You can join us today.

Read the agenda. Booking information has been sent to NAWRA members.

Please contact us with any questions.

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