Back to normal: coping when Covid-19 welfare support is withdrawn

On-demand webinar

In response to the devastating impact that Covid-19 has had on the economy the government invested significant resources in supporting people whose income has been affected by the pandemic. As we turn the corner on tackling the virus so we’re starting to see the end of the protections that were put in place.

The furlough scheme is set to end on 30 September, as is the support for self-employed people, and other protections have either already ended or are set to end soon. Yet the future for jobs and job seekers is far from certain.

In this webinar we will explore the protections that are ending and the role that data can play to help local authorities identify vulnerability in advance, target support and track change.

Listen back to hear about:

  • COVID-19 supports and what their withdrawal means for low-income families
  • What Redbridge Council is doing:
    – Welfare team: conducting proactive, preventative frontline support
    – Housing team: providing vital frontline support
  • Software that can help

With guest speakers Amma Antwi-Yeboah, Housing Solutions Manager and Dawn Cove Head of Benefits at London Borough of Redbridge

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We’ve only had the LIFT dashboard for about 18 months but it’s invaluable. We can get so much data from it that we can provide to members who may have concerns within their ward and it’s the baseline start for all of our campaigns.
Dawn Cove,Head of Benefits at London Borough of Redbridge
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One of the things that I like about the LIFT dashboard is that you can narrow it down into very specific groups or cohorts and look at the types of issues that need to be addressed from the perspective of the residents.
Amma Antwi-Yeboah,Housing Solutions Manager at London Borough of Redbridge
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