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FUTURE WEBINARS, EVENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
WEBINARS AND EVENTS
Wed 17 April
Webinar: Using data analytics to understand child vulnerability
Children’s service datasets lack information on the family context, making it hard to identify vulnerable children before they come into contact with care services. By modelling the cumulative impact of welfare policy at the household level, using existing datasets, we can show the impact that specific policy reforms such as Universal Credit, the benefit cap and the two child limit will have on levels of child vulnerability.
Wed 15 May
Webinar: How frontline organisations can prepare for managed migration
Local organisations who deliver frontline support play an important role in helping people get ready to move onto Universal Credit.
The rollout of Universal Credit means there is more pressure on support organisations to make sure their customers are prepared for the changes ahead.
Many frontline organisations use Policy in Practice’s Benefit and Budgeting Calculator to help their customers understand the benefits they may be able to get, and the impact of earnings or other changes of circumstances.
In this webinar we look at how our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator helps organisations that are providing support under both legacy benefits and Universal Credit.
ON DEMAND WEBINARS
Wed 20 Feb
Webinar: Data analytics: Who’s missing out on benefits in your area?
Households may not be claiming all the support available to them. DWP recently published updated estimates of the take-up of the main income-related benefits nationally which showed that over £10 billion in benefits is unclaimed. We’ve built a new Benefits Take up screen for our LIFT Dashboard to show take up at a local level and, in this webinar, we’ll be joined by a Policy in Practice client who’ll share how this screen helps them to support their low income families.
Wed 19 Sept 2018
Use your data effectively to identify and prevent vulnerability
Following our summer Leading Lights Network event at the House of Lords with Lord Bird, founder of the Big Issue, we continue the conversation about how to prevent households from falling in to crisis. Listen back to hear frontline stories of creative uses of public data that tackle vulnerability early, and in a proven sustainable way. With Chris Parker, Newcastle City Council.
Wed 18 April 2018
Proactively tackle homelessness
Hear about our work to proactively tackle homelessness using local predictors, developed with household data. With Claire Horton, Newcastle City Council.
Wed 17 Jan 2018
Track the living standards of low income households
Listen back to hear how we track living standards and visualise drivers of poverty with our LIFT dashboard. With Chris Buckman, Exeter City Council.
BENEFIT AND BUDGETING CALCULATOR
Mon 4 Feb
Webinar: How Citizens Advice is helping Universal Credit claimants
Hear guest speakers Kayley Hignell, Citizens Advice, and Nicky Rees, Citizens Advice Peterborough, in conversation with Deven Ghelani, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit receives a refresh we asked what the recent changes mean for people affected, and how Citizens Advice is responding.
Wed 23 Jan
Webinar: Budgeting support: Best practice ways to help low income households
Hear guest speaker Marie Hardeman, The Guinness Group, in conversation with Donna Gallagher and Peter Carter. As personal debt hits new highs we talk about the budgeting support they offer to their tenants nationwide.
Wed 14 Nov 2018
Webinar: Universal Credit: how are frontline advisors responding?
Hear guest speaker Darren Thomas, Senior Welfare Advisor, Grwp Cynefin, in conversation with Zoe Charlesworth and Peter Carter, Policy in Practice. As Universal Credit rollout progresses from the live service to full service they discuss what the changes mean and how frontline advisors at Grwp Cynefin are faring. Zoe also outlines our Budget 2018 analysis of the changes to Universal Credit.
Wed 13 June 2018
Understand the impact of Universal Credit on rent collection
Hear guest speaker Bill Irvine, UC Advice & Advocacy, in conversation with Deven Ghelani and Zoe Charlesworth. They discuss how tenants are being hit as Universal Credit rolls out, what the latest policy updates mean for landlords and what practical steps housing associations can take to help tenants and protect rental income.
Wed 23 May 2018
Practical ways to help vulnerable households deal with debt
Hear about our award winning work with Phoenix to help vulnerable people deal with debt early whilst improving collection processes and reducing costs. With Carole Kenney, Phoenix, and Nick Rowe, London Borough of Ealing.
Wed 21 March 2018
Support disabled job seekers on their journey into work
Learn how frontline advisors are helping disabled job seekers understand benefit changes as Universal Credit rolls out nationwide. With Marise Mackie, Pluss.
Wed 6 Dec 2017
Help people on their financial journey to Universal Credit
Listen back to hear guest speakers from Solihull Community Housing and Your Homes Newcastle talk about how they use our Benefit and Budgeting Calculator.
COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEMES
Wed 20 March 2019
Council tax support models that Members can sign up to
In response to shrinking budgets 90% of English councils made changes to their CTRS schemes last year, almost all of them cuts. But, as Universal Credit rolls out, how should councils change their schemes, in order to protect their most vulnerable residents?
Policy in Practice’s Zoe Charlesworth and Megan Mclean talked to Allan Clark, Barnet Council to learn how they’re changing their council tax support scheme for Universal Credit and how Policy in Practice’s Council Tax Support Scheme modelling helped.
Wed 17 Oct 2018
Changing your Council Tax support scheme: what are others doing?
Listen back to hear guest speaker Clive Jones, Luton Borough Council, talking about why modelling the impacts of different options is the key to designing new CTRS schemes and the importance of member involvement. Zoe Charlesworth gives Universal Credit analysis updates and Juan Alvarez Vilanova outlines the 4 different approaches to modelling that we take.
Wed 21 Feb 2018
Understand how Universal Credit affects Council Tax Reduction Schemes
Universal Credit means the default council tax reduction scheme is no longer the best option. Find out how support schemes need to change. With Jenny Hoare, Wolverhampton City Council.
Wed 11 Oct 2017
Future proof your Council Tax Reduction Scheme for Universal Credit
Listen back to hear Paul Howarth, Welfare Reform Club and Ian Jones, LB Hackney talk about Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Universal Credit.
Wed 12 Dec 2018
2018: A policy review of the year
In our policy review of the year speakers, Deven Ghelani and Paul Howarth, looked back on a busy 2018. We reviewed the policy changes that have happened in 2018, shared some key findings from policy analysis we commissioned to do by clients, and looked forward to what this may mean for 2019.
Wed 6 Sept 2017
Help people transition onto Universal Credit
Listen back to our webinar with Aster Housing Group and Croydon Council on how they’re helping people transition onto Universal Credit.
Wed 19 July 2017
How to influence central government
Listen back to our webinar to hear how to influence central government policy development and get your frontline experiences heard. With Paul Howarth and Jake Love Soper.