Free Universal Credit Briefing Sessions (19th & 21st September, 1 – 3.30pm)

Universal Credit is being introduced across the UK in stages and is being rolled out in Sefton from October 2017. It will replace 6 ‘means-tested’ benefits – these are benefits you can get if your income and savings are below a certain level.

Universal Credit will replace:

  • Housing Benefit
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support

To find out what support is available for claimants locally, and to learn more about Universal Credit, Sefton CVS are hosting two information sessions which will include a presentation by Gary Bell, Sefton Partnership Manager Department for Work and Pensions. The information session will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 19th September 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Southport Community Centre Norwood Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6HQ

Thursday 21st September 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L22 0LG

To book your place contact training@seftoncvs.org.uk. Alternatively, please call 0151 920 0726.

 

 

Sefton’s ‘Stop Loan Leeches’ Information Videos

Short information film warning that illegal lenders (loan sharks – known as ‘loan leeches’ in different cultures) target migrant workers.

Made for Sefton Council and the England Illegal Money Lending Team. Created and produced in close collaboration with the Migrant Workers Sefton Community charity.

Available in English, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Russian language versions.

English:            https://vimeo.com/161895506

Latvian:             https://vimeo.com/161907310

Russian:           https://vimeo.com/161915005

Polish:              https://vimeo.com/161986280

Romanian:        https://vimeo.com/162492897

Lithuanian:        https://vimeo.com/162492896

 

 

Dementia Friendly Housing Charter

Last month, Alzheimer’s Society produced the Dementia Friendly Housing Charter.

It is a guide for housing associations other organisations involved with residential services who support those living with dementia.

It contains some useful ideas around the  things to take into account around housing and those living with dementia.

See the guide by clicking here.

New Autism support group launches in Southport

Access Sefton has joined forces with Sefton Living Well Centre to launch a new autism support group.

Anyone who has autism, Asperger’s syndrome or cares for someone who has these conditions are invited to the first meeting of the group on Thursday 31 March.

You can also find out more about local support services in your area and meet new people. View more information here.

‘Tackling Inequality in the Criminal Justice System’ – a new report from Clinks

Many equality and minority groups are overrepresented in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and a large proportion of the people in the CJS face some form of discrimination or disadvantage because of being from
an equality and/or minority group.
‘Tackling Inequality in the Criminal Justice System’ summarises presentations given at a Clinks seminar by organisations working to tackle inequality in the CJS and highlights learning points for voluntary and statutory organisations.