Welfare Reform Events - Learning from Scotland

With the Welfare Reform Bill now fallen in Stormont and the Assembly entering “unchartered waters” everyone is still unsure of what will happen next with the Bill and the Assembly.

However it is important that voluntary and community organisations remain focused on what really matters - the impact of welfare changes on people and communities. 

Our sector can prepare itself for any changes by looking to experiences from elsewhere and seeing how the voluntary and community sector is working with those who have already felt the impacts of welfare reform.

With this in mind, and following the trip NICVA led to Scotland to meet with voluntary and community sector colleagues, we have arranged a series of events which will look at welfare reform in Scotland. The series will focus on the impacts on people but also on how voluntary and community sector organisations have had to change and shape their services to meet the new challenges welfare reform presents for the people they work with.

This series of half day events will start on Wednesday 2nd September and will focus on the impact on Carers with representatives from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the South West Carers Centre in Glasgow. Follow this link to register.

The second in the series will focus on women and welfare reform with representative from Engender on 16th September. Register to attend here.

The third event will focus on one parent families and will feature representatives from One Parent Families Scotland on 15th October. You can register to attend via this link.

More events in this series are currently being arranged and will be added to this page as they are confirmed. You can register your interest to attend any of the events with [email protected], or by clicking the links above. 

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