Online conference 10-11 Sep 2020

The next NAWRA conference will take place on Thursday 10 September 2020 (1.00pm-4.30pm) and Friday 11 September 2020 (9.30am-1.15pm) on Zoom. There will also be a social evening and a yoga class.

The agenda is available now. Booking information has been sent to members by email.

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

New to Zoom? Read our guide and test your set up in advance.

If you have any questions then do contact us.

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NAWRA online on YouTube

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to our first online event on 15th May 2020. As promised, we are in the process of uploading the sessions to our YouTube channel and all sessions are now available!

The first session starts with a welcome from our Chair followed by a fantastic workshop on ‘Catching up with COVID-19 benefit changes‘ led by Tom Messere (Big Book of Benefits, NAWRA Committee). There is also a Q&A session included.

Part Two focuses on a workshop by Gareth Morgan (Ferret, Welfare Rights Advisers Cymru, NAWRA committee) who takes us through examples of how the new rules and rates work after the April and COVID-19 changes, including how Universal Credit and legacy benefits compare and more detail on how the benefit cap can negate many of the increases.

Part Three features the lively information exchange, wonderfully handled by our Vice-Chair, Daphne Hall and featuring contributions from a range of members and committee representatives. the session ends with a live feedback session!

Slides and notes available in the members area.

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NAWRA online events

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.

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