Notes from Sunderland meeting

Thanks to everybody who came along to the NAWRA meeting at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland on Friday, and to Sunderland City Council’s welfare rights team for hosting us.

Prof Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy at Durham University, delivered the Phil Hanns memorial lecture on how neoliberalist politics and economics has affected the most vulnerable in society.  Dr David Webster from Glasgow University updated us on his analysis of benefit sanction statistics.  There were popular workshops on using ESA safeguarding guidance, the ‘genuine prospect of work’ test for EU migrants, and Universal Credit.

Powerpoint slides by the speakers and workshop facilitators are now available in the members area.