A quote from our recent paper on the use of benefits sanctions has been reported in today’s edition of ‘The Guardian’ newspaper. In our response to the Oakley independent review of Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions, we concluded that: “As a result of the above claimants are experiencing extreme hardship through no fault of their own. NAWRA members report claimants having to use foodbanks, being unable to top up gas or electricity meters, and falling into rent arrears in some cases leading …

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Don’t forget that our next meeting will be held on Friday 28th February 2014 at Quaker House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW. Information about the meeting is available now. We now have a full programme of meetings for 2014 – further details can be found via the ‘meetings’ tab or by accessing the ‘events’ section.

NAWRA would like to wish all our members and supporters a very happy Christmas and a successful 2014. Don’t forget that we already have a full programme of events scheduled for the new year and we hope that you will be able to join us for some, or all, of them.

Next meeting 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. Agenda 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 …

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