North East Reps Group meeting on 28 Feb 2020

There’s a meeting of the North East Reps Group from 1.30 – 3.30pm on Friday 28 February. The meeting will be held in Committee Room 2, County Hall, Durham.

Please contact Julie Kirkby at Durham Welfare Rights Service – Julie.Kirkby@durham.gov.uk – if you’d like to attend.

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NAWRA conference in Leeds on 6 Dec 2019

Our next conference will take place from 9.30am-3pm (registration from 9am – note the earlier than usual start) on Friday 6 December 2019 at Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR.

Our guest speaker Sue Royston from Harrogate Citizens Advice will deliver the Phil Hanns memorial lecture on managed migration to UC. Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform will be speaking about basic income and Sarah Clarke from the Public Law Project will run a session on conditionality in UC and public law remedies.

There will be participatory workshops on non-EU citizens and benefits, professional standards, and council tax support for UC claimants.

In the evening it’s NAWRA’s Christmas party – all are welcome!

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NAWRA conferences are open to members only. Find out about joining.

 

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NAWRA conference in Edinburgh on 13 September 2019

We are pleased to return to the City Chambers in Edinburgh on 13 September 2019.

Our guest speaker will be Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People. We will also hear from Edinburgh Poverty Commission, Poverty Alliance and the Carnegie UK Trust. There will be participatory workshops on investment in welfare rights, Scottish government social security powers, basic income and the commission on social security led by experts by experience.

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NAWRA members will be meeting for food and drinks at the Pilgrim Bar (note the change of venue) from 6pm on Thursday 12 September. Quote “NAWRAPILGRIM” for a 25% discount on food and 15% off drinks.

NAWRA conferences are open to members only.  Find out more about joining.

 

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