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Mind the gaps - briefing 8

26 June 2020
This is the eighth 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.

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.

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.

Early Warning System E-Bulletin - April 2020

April 2020
Social Insecurity: how the outbreak is affecting your cases. Summary of queries received by the Early Warning System during the covid-19 pandemic. Topics covered include universal credit whilst on furlough, awaiting self-employment grant or facing the habitual residence test, plus problems claiming new-style ESA and more.

David Webster (University of Glasgow) briefings on benefit sanctions

27 April 2020
Dr David Webster is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow.

Universal credit, ESA and the work capability assessment (Glasgow) 3 September 2020

3rd September 2020
Glasgow
This essential one-day course gives you an introduction to the work capability assessment that applies to employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Assuming little or no experience...

Mental health and benefits (Glasgow) 29 September 2020

29th September 2020
Glasgow
This popular course is jointly led by Paula John, a mental health officer and social worker with extensive experience in mental health, and Alison Gillies, welfare rights worker with CPAG...

Mental Health and Benefits (London) 4 December 2020

4th December 2020
London
This course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the...

Challenging WCA Decisions (London) 13 November 2020

13th November 2020
London
The work capability assessment applies in both universal credit (UC) and employment and support allowance (ESA). Claimants who fail the assessment can challenge that on appeal, but need support and...

Challenging WCA Decisions (London) 21 January 2021

21st January 2021
London
The work capability assessment applies in both universal credit (UC) and employment and support allowance (ESA). Claimants who fail the assessment can challenge that on appeal, but need support and...