Welfare Reform: the reality
A date for your diary
The Northern Ireland Advice Services Consortium and NICVA will host a half day conference examining the practical implementation of welfare reform in England and Scotland.
When? 29 October, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Where? Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast
Hosted by Karen Patterson, the conference will give members of the voluntary and community sector an opportunity to hear from, and directly engage with the newly appointed Minister for Social Development, Mervyn Storey.
It will focus on the reality of how the reforms have impacted on people in England and Scotland and draw out any lessons for Northern Ireland. It will also hear from local advice workers on the issues and concerns of their clients in Northern Ireland.Steve Cullen, Chief Executive of Warrington CAB, will speak about the on the ground impact of Welfare Reform. Warrington is one of the pathfinder areas for Universal Credit.
To book a place: www.nicva.org/services/communications
For a twitter conversation on the day: #WRNI14
*Northern Ireland Advice Services Consortium (NIASC) is an umbrella body comprising Law Centre (NI), Advice NI and Citizens Advice NI.