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FUTURE WEBINARS, EVENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
WEBINARS AND EVENTS
Wed 23 Jan
Webinar: Budgeting support: Best practice ways to help low income households
Over one fifth of UK households have less than £100 in savings to cushion themselves against economic shocks. With Christmas gone, frontline organisations anticipate more money related enquiries from people in need as they seek support with their household finances. In our first webinar of 2019 we talk to Marie Hardeman from the Guinness Group to hear what budgeting support they give to their tenants.
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 20 Mar
Webinar: Council tax support: Models that Members can sign up to
Join Policy in Practice clients to hear how they’re changing their council tax support schemes for Universal Credit. Learn how our comprehensive impact modelling provided the data that their Members needed to agree amended schemes with confidence. With Allan Clark, Revenues and Benefits Manager, Barnet Council.
ON DEMAND WEBINARS
BENEFIT AND BUDGETING CALCULATOR
Wed 14 Nov
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
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
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
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 17 Oct
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
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 19 Sept
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
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
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.
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.