Posts Tagged 'welfare'

Welfare Rights Advisors and GP Practices

Thanks to all who attended this morning. Mark Upward has provided the following list of Welfare Rights: GP practices with advice 2015 attached. The presentations from this morning are can be viewed here: https://elpfonline.org.uk/elpf-online-library/elpf-presentations/

Ciara

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Independent Review Service for the Social Fund

This is perhaps the final Social Fund Commissioner’s Annual Report and covers the period 2011/2012. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 contains provision to abolish this role, bringing with it the end to the independent review process. Current arrangements for the payment of Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans will end, with powers transferred to Scottish Government and consequently local authorities.
The article can be read here.

Ciara

p.s. some of the Chairs met last night to discuss plans for 2013…it’s going to be good!

Welfare Reform – the aftermath

Despite having missed the meeting last week, I gather it was very informative and offered a real insight into the challenges our service users face with the ongoing cuts to social welfare and the impact these cuts are having on the services we provide. Many thanks to our speakers and to all who attended – I received an email from Bill Scott to advise he really enjoyed the discussion and it raised some questions he hadn’t previously thought of. He also sent me through copies of his presentation and some other documents, available to view here in our Library.

Looking forward to the October meeting now – we plan to focus on self-directed support.

See you then!

Ciara

Reminder – ELPF Meeting!

Just a reminder of our next meeting, on Thursday 26th July 2012 at Cafe Camino. 9.15am for a 9.30am start. The meeting will be chaired by Aisling Downey and the topic is Welfare Reform. All feedback welcome, as are suggestions for future meetings!

Ciara

Welfare Reform

This might be of intrest to people – it’s a short guide to welfare changes planned for 2013 from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.

e-media Article June 2012 – Welfare reforms


Next ELPF meeting: Thursday 30 November, 09:30-12:30November 30th, 2017
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