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Welfare reform conference

Northern Ireland Advice Services Consortium and NICVA will hold a conference on welfare reform and the impact on the local economy on Thurs 3 October, 9.30am to 2.30pm, at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

Northern Ireland Advice Services Consortium is a partnership between Law Centre (NI), Citizen’s Advice and Advice NI. As the Welfare Reform Bill is soon to reach consideration stage in the Assembly, the consortium has joined forces with Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action for a timely conference on the likely impact of welfare reform. 

Professor Christina Beattie and Professor Steve Fothergill from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research in Sheffield Hallam University will present the findings of research commissioned by NICVA on the impact of welfare reform. 

Imran Hussain, from the Child Action Poverty Group and Cecilia Keaveney from the Chartered Institute of Housing will provide an update on the impact of welfare reform in GB over the past year and draw conclusions on the likely impact in Northern Ireland.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of political, public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

For more info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or ring the Law Centre's policy unit.



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