Universal Credit Roundtable Discussion: Current issues and future challenges

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23 November 2018 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

NICVA are hosting a discussion seminar on the experiences of the roll out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland and identifying the future challenges.

This discussion seminar will be aimed at those in the voluntary, community and advice sectors who are working on the ground providing advice and support in relation to universal credit.

We are keen to bring together the various stories, experiences and issues associated with the roll out of Universal Credit and also look forward to further challenges coming down the line. 

We will have a number of speakers from the legal sector and the advice sector including Kevin Higgins (Advice NI), Ciara Fitzpatrick (Law Centre NI) and Kate McCauley (Housing Rights).


9.30: Registration

9.45: Introduction

9.50: Kevin Higgins- Advice NI

10:05: Roundtable discussion at table: Experiences of Universal Credit rollout and taking stock of where we are at.

  • What are the key issues/challenges?
  • Who are the groups of people that are most vulnerable?

10:35: Feedback 

10:50: Future Challenges

  • Ciara Fitzpatrick Law NI- Managed Migrations, Loss of Transitional Protection
  • Kate McCauley Housing Rights- Specific housing issues

11:20: Roundtable discussion: How can we support those who are struggling most and continue to challenge the most unfair aspects of UC Roundtable discussion?

11:50: Feedback and close.

Any questions, please contact [email protected]



Free event.

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