Critical social policy work from NAWRA.

NAWRA has been liaising with a firm of solicitors talking about possible ways to take judicial review action on various aspects of Universal Credit. They are very interested in taking challenges on working disabled people and the self-employed – they are already taking a challenge on behalf of claimants losing the SDP. 166 more words

Welfare Benefits

Next meeting of the North West Mental Health Welfare Rights Officers

The next meeting of the North West Mental Health Welfare Rights Advisers Group (NWMHWRAG)

This will be on Friday the 24th of November 2017 at 9.30am for a 10am start in Room 2001 at Manchester Town Hall. 134 more words

Welfare Benefits

The minister responsible for Universal Credit must arrogant, deluded or ill-informed

What would you do if you were a politician and responsible for a government initiative that is running well over budget; that charities, housing organisations, local government, the media, opposition parties and even your own MPs are telling you is causing extreme hardship, the rise in the use of food banks, and a massive increase in rent arrears? 191 more words


Breaking News: Government climb down on funding for specialist supported housing

I have been a critic of Mrs May and her government over a number of policies that are impacting or will impact on specialist supported housing and people who depend on the state for their very survival. 209 more words


Future GMWRAG meetings.

We’re around the time of year when people start asking when the next GMWRAG meeting is. What they really mean is “is there a GMWRAG meeting before Christmas?”. 112 more words

Welfare Benefits

The government shows disdain for the wishes of Parliament on Universal Credit

The National Landlords Association has surveyed its members on their attitude to housing tenants who are on Universal Credit.  80% said they were reluctant to let to tenants in receipt of housing benefit or Universal Credit. 241 more words