Our next meeting will be hosted by Neath Port Talbot Welfare Rights Service and will be held at The Gwyn Hall, Orchard Street, Neath, SA11 1DU on Friday 6th December 2013 from 9.30am until 4pm.
The agenda will be available here shortly.
In the evening after the meeting, you are invited to come along to the annual NAWRA Christmas Party! This costs £25 per person and includes a delicious 3 course meal followed by live music and entertainment until 2am! It will be a chance to relax with colleagues and make some new friends while celebrating the launch of Universal Credit (if Santa decides to bring that this year!). If you would like to come along please contact us.
You must be a member of NAWRA to attend the meeting. If you are not already a member please complete an application form.
We have also recently confirmed meetings in Sheffield (Feb 2014) and Stockton on Tees (June 2014). Full details of all scheduled meetings can be found on the meetings page.
Thanks to everyonewho came along to our meeting at Edinburgh’s City Chambers on 13 Sept, and to the City of Edinburgh Council for hosting us.
Minutes of the meeting and slides from the workshops are available in the members area.
NAWRA has responded to Dr Paul Litchfield’s call for evidence for the fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment.
You can read our submission here.
Thanks to all the NAWRA members who got in touch to contribute and to Eri (Ceredigion CAB) and Daphne (Bristol City Council) for collating the response.
We’ve submitted our response to the government’s consultation on the PIP mobility component. Thanks to Tom Messere and all the NAWRA members who contributed their ideas.
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) are writing to David Cameron and Nick Clegg to raise their concerns at changes to PIP, particularly the introduction of the 20 metre qualifying distance for the enhanced rate of the benefit. They, and NAWRA, believe this could cause large numbers of people to miss out on fundamental support.
The DBC news story can be found here and you can sign the letter via this link