NAWRA coming to the North West of England.

It has been a couple of months since GMWRAG posted anything in respect of our friends at NAWRA. Details of future NAWRA meetings have caught our eye though because early in March 2019 NAWRA will be coming to your area (the North West of England) and to Salford in particular. We will be playing an active role in publicising said meeting but in the meantime details of the next two NAWRA meetings are below.

The next meeting will take place from 10am-4pm (registration from 9.30am) on Friday the 7th of September 2018 at Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP (hosted by Glasgow City Council).

Following that meeting the next two meetings will be

Durham on Friday the 7th of December 2018 which will be held at Town Hall, Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ (hosted by Durham County Council) and then Salford on Friday the 1st of March 2019.

Further details to follow as we have them.

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Details of the next NAWRA meeting have been announced.

The next NAWRA meeting will take place from 10am to 4pm (with registration from 9.30am) on Friday the 3rd of March 2017 at Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NE.

The agenda with rfull details of speakers will be published in due course.

You must be a member of NAWRA to attend the meeting. If you are not already a member, find out more about joining.

Please note that the next meeting after this will take place on Friday the 9th of June 2017 at Glyndwr University, Wrexham (hosted by Welfare Rights Cymru).

Would your organisation like to provide a venue to host a future NAWRA meeting? If so, please contact us. We can help with arranging guest speakers and workshops – you don’t have to do everything yourself!  Read NAWRAs short guide to hosting a NAWRA meeting. Please do this as GMWRAG would swear meetings are only taking place in Durham and Glasgow 🙂

Minutes, presentations and related documents from previous meetings can be found in the Members area.  Find out more about becoming a NAWRA member.

NAWRA submission re: the abolition of Attendance Allowance.

NAWRA has submitted a response to the “Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention consultation” voicing their concern at the proposal that Attendance Allowance will no longer be a cash benefit in England and Wales when responsibility for it transfers from the DWP to each local authority’s social care budget.

If you didn’t realise that the abolition of AA was a real thing then please refer back to our previous items on this

One of the biggest reallocations of public resources in 25 years, and

More information on the abolition of Attendance Allowance as we know it.

Always keep in mind some people said Universal Credit would never start!!!

The submission is available on the NAWRA website. The deadline for submissions has now passed.

Thanks very much to Julie Henry (Durham County Council) for drafting it.