IMPORTANT: The world turned upside down. Twice over.

You may recall GMWRAG expressing serious concern recently about a government consultation titled “Transforming our courts and tribunals.” We wrote about it at length and it’s worth reading again to remind yourselves that this wasn’t just about reducing the number of people who form a tribunal panel. 414 more words

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We are all Daniel Blake

Ken Loach’s new film, I, Daniel Blake, is a hard-hitting illustration of the cruel chaos our social security system has been reduced to. If you’ve had to deal with this system in the last few years, or if you’ve simply been paying attention to the voices of… 922 more words

GMWRAG has some sad news.

GMWRAG has learned in the past 24 hours the very sad news of the passing of member Don Williams. Don was known for many years as one of the two regular GMWRAG attendees from what used to be Bury Welfare Rights Service. 229 more words

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The minutes of the last GMWRAG meeting in Trafford are now available for download.

The minutes of the last GMWRAG meeting, which took place in Trafford, are now available for download. They are of course permanently available on our… 94 more words

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THE FINANCIAL OMBUDSMAN SERVICE AND ADVICEUK working together with community advice workers.

This is a free event from AdviceUK and the Financial Ombudsman Service aimed at managers and advisers in advice services.  The morning session will be led by the… 124 more words

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WANTED: Someone just beginning the PIP or ESA assessment process.

Benefits and Work don’t normally pass on media enquiries to their readers, however this particular request came with the endorsement of a seasoned disability benefits campaigner so they made an exception and GMWRAG is happy to do the same. 200 more words

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