Another day, another report on the disaster that is Universal Credit

There is a new report out on the impact of Universal credit on rent arrears. But there is a difference with this one. It is not one of the ‘usual suspects’ – Shelter, Citizens Advice, BHT, etc. 121 more words

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The next meeting of the North West Mental Health Welfare Rights Advisers Group.

The next meeting of the NWMHWRAG will take place on Friday the 29th of September 2017 at 9.30am for 10am start.

We do not have an outside speaker this time, but we will have an information exchange for people to discuss issues/ask questions/canvass others’ opinions on welfare rights issues. 83 more words

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It is always worth reading the Guardian's Patrick Butler on social policy issues

Patrick Butler, from The Guardian, is always worth reading on any social policy issues. An example are these two extracts from his column in Friday’s Guardian… 446 more words

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The unfolding disaster that is Universal Credit

My second favourite government department (not), the Department for Work and Pensions, has belatedly published a guidebook to help landlords prepare for the roll out of Universal Credit. 378 more words


A Gremlin in the works.

It has been very kindly brought to GMWRAGs attention that our last post, regarding the current vacancy in Tameside, set members a challenge that was perhaps a little too taxing in that we didn’t link to the application process and we published an incorrect closing date, albeit that we’d given you 48 hours less than you actually have! 92 more words

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A job vacancy in Tameside.

Tameside Council



36 hours per week

Grade G point 29 £25,951 to point 23 £28,485

Fixed term contract for 12 months to cover a specific project. 197 more words

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