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Prevent poverty to secure the future for children and families

17 June 2020
In the latest Secure Futures paper, Adrian Sinfield examines the importance of preventing poverty, alongside alleviating it.

CPAG welcomes new government money for local welfare assistance and urges councils to now adapt schemes to widen access

12 June 2020
Following the government’s announcement of a further £63 million for local welfare assistance, CPAG has published a new guide that aims to help councils looking to establish or develop their local welfare assistance schemes to respond to families and residents who have been financially affected by Covid-19.

Cash in a crisis

12 June 2020
Our new report draws together CPAG’s evidence of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, research into how local authorities are spending the hardship money they have been allocated by central government and good practice with local welfare assistance scheme

Mind the gaps - briefing 7

11 June 2020
This is the seventh in a series of briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

Early Warning System Latest Findings 18th - 29th May

08 June 2020
Latest include: lone parents with no childcare being told to take unpaid leave, families claiming UC not realising their tax credits would stop and EU nationals with little or no access to benefits just now

Supporting families during the Covid-19 pandemic

04 June 2020
The government has acted quickly to protect people’s economic livelihoods during the covid-19 pandemic. However, as raised in our previous Covid-19 briefing (March 2020), there is still no additional financial support beyond free school meal vouchers for families with children, despite these households facing significant extra costs.

Supporting benefit claimants online (Scotland) 19 August 2020 ONLINE **Fully booked**

19th August 2020
Online Scotland
Home working, social distancing and self-isolation present unique challenges to frontline workers. This course is an opportunity to discuss how advisers and support workers can best help people navigate the...

Coronavirus - benefits and work (Scotland) 26 June 2020 ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**

26th June 2020
Online Scotland
The coronavirus outbreak has seen a huge rise in benefit claims, and a surge of enquiries about how new rules affect people temporarily unable to work. The course covers: •...

Coronavirus - benefits and work (Scotland) 8 September 2020 ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**

8th September 2020
Online Scotland
The coronavirus outbreak has seen a huge rise in benefit claims, and a surge of enquiries about how new rules affect people temporarily unable to work. The course covers: •...

Mind the gaps - briefing 6

28 May 2020
This is the sixth in a series of briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.