Our quarterly meetings are held around the country and include keynote speakers, workshops and a range of networking and professional development opportunities.
Our meeting in Stoke on Trent planned for 12 June 2020 will no longer take place at Staffordshire University. However, we are pleased to announce two online events.
- Friday 15 May 2020 a special COVID-19 NAWRA event online with two interactive workshops focusing on the current benefit changes, homeworking issues and dealing with new ways of working. Read the agenda.
- Thursday 11 June and Friday 12 June 2020 ‘Stoke-on-Line’ – a virtual version of our planned conference with guest speakers, workshops, information exchange, pub quiz and yoga. Split over two days. More details here.
NAWRA meetings are only open to members. Find out more about joining NAWRA.
Housing Systems have put together an e-learning module on coronavirus and benefits.
This is freely available to everyone.
The team at Housing Systems hope you find it useful and would encourage you to share it with colleagues in other roles, such as housing workers or social workers, who might find it helpful too.
Our next conference will take place from 10am-4pm (registration from 9.30am) on Friday 6 March 2020 at Swansea Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN.
Our guest speakers will be Fran Bennett of Oxford University on recent research about universal credit and couples followed by Lisa Reese, a tribunal judge, on the role of representatives.
There will be participatory workshops on universal credit and mixed-age couples, conditionality and public law remedies, support for disabled people under universal credit, Oxfam’s sustainable lives approach and PIP for people with mental health conditions.
The conference will also serve as our AGM.
Read the full agenda.
NAWRA conferences are open to members only. Find out about joining.
The committee directs the policy and general management of the affairs of NAWRA. It consists of representatives from each of the English regions plus two from Wales, one from Scotland, one from Northern Ireland and one nominated by CPAG. This gives a total of 14 representatives. The committee meets at least three times a year, either in person a day before a main NAWRA conference or by conference call.
The representatives of the English regions and Wales must be elected every two years at our AGM. Our meeting in Swansea on 6 March 2020 acts as our AGM this year.
The regions are as follows:
- South East England
- North West England
- East of England
- West Midlands
- South West England
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- East Midlands
- North East England
- North Wales
- South Wales
If you work in one of these regions and would like to stand for election to the committee then please complete the nomination form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Monday 10 February 2020.
Do get in touch if you have any questions.
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.