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.
NAWRA met in Leeds last week. The notes from the conference are now available in the members area.
NAWRA meets quarterly at venues around the country. Check the dates and locations of future conferences.
Conferences are open to members only. Find out more about joining NAWRA.
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!
Read the full agenda.
NAWRA conferences are open to members only. Find out about joining.
NAWRA met in Edinburgh on 13 September. Slides from the day are available in the members area of the website.