The next few years will bear witness to a huge change in the welfare rights environment, with the full Universal Credit service set to be rolled out to over one hundred local authority areas during 2016-17, and across all 381 local authorities by June 2018.
Increasingly, families and the advisers working with families will need to understand how Universal Credit is supposed to work, who wins and who loses, and the lessons to learn from the early implementation of the new system.
With expert speakers, a range of focused workshops and the opportunity to network and share ideas with welfare rights workers, policy workers and other advisers from across the country, the conference is not to be missed. With both conferences expected to sell out, please book early to avoid disappointment.
For more details on the planned workshops and programme, together with instructions on how to book your place, please see below.
09.15 – 10.00 Arrival, registration, coffee and exhibition stand viewing
10:00 – 11.15 Host welcome and keynote speakers (tbc)
11.15 – 11.30 Refreshment break and viewing of exhibition stands
11.30 – 12.45 Workshops – morning session
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch and viewing of exhibition stands
13.30 – 14.45 Workshops – afternoon session
14.45 – 15.00 Refreshment break and viewing of exhibition stands
15.00 – 16.00 Panel discussion and Q&A
You can attend two workshops from the list below.
Universal Credit Housing Costs
David Simmons, Welfare Rights Worker at CPAG
Universal Credit Digital Roll-Out
Simon Osborne, Welfare Rights Worker at CPAG
ESA ‘Substantial Risk’
Dan Norris and Nizam Ahmed, Welfare Rights Workers at CPAG
Human Rights Challenges
Sophie Earnshaw, CPAG Trainee Solicitor and Martin Williams, Welfare Rights Worker at CPAG
Our Manchester venue is the University of Manchester Innovation Centre, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9NT.
Our London venue is Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.
We will have an exhibition space at both conferences hosting exhibitors showcasing their work, products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at our conference, please email Sebastien at email@example.com.
Booking a place
Delegate tickets, which include a choice of four expert workshops, teas, coffees, buffet lunch and conference materials, are
- £130 for a voluntary organisation and
- £175 for statutory and lawyers.
The Early Bird booking price – valid before the 11th of July 2016 – is
- £115 for a voluntary organisation and
- £150 for statutory and lawyers.
To book place(s) please complete our online booking form here.
Please note that bookings cannot be processed until you have selected your workshops, and workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- North (Manchester) Thursday the 8th of September 2016.
- South (London) Friday the 16th of September 2016.