GMWRAG would like to draw your attention to yet another excellent video from our friends at Housing Systems. This time it’s all about looking at Universal Credit Monthly Assessment Periods in detail. At best this might be described as a somewhat dry subject. Whilst this video contains no exciting new concepts like “UC as a smoothie” we can say we were utterly mesmerised by the big yellow jumper/sweater which keeps appearing and the use of a pen which makes words and entire sentences appear some time after the pen has finished writing. We want one of those. Anyways, in the meantime you can watch the video at
GMWRAG has written extensively in the past about the increasingly bewildering beast which is Universal Credit and the many, equally bewildering, attempts to explain it to us as advisers and indeed claimants. We continue to be largely bemused by DWP attempts on this front.
Soooo, it gives us a certain amount of pleasure to bring to your attention some jolly good videos from our friends at Housing Systems.
We are particularly enamoured by their rather splendid attempt to wholly muddy the waters of the “lobster pot” by introducing the concept of “Universal Credit as a smoothie?” Monty Python graphics combined with a simple explanation. Indeed it’s so effective we think they should remove the question mark. Like GMWRAG they have a YouTube account and you can find it at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdtFTlvg8GEzViBw7_fBkg/videos. GMWRAG has already subscribed and is looking forward to more along the same lines if only to see how they’re going to reconcile fruit salads, smoothies and lobsters 🙂
We’ve posted links to two of the three videos below. Enjoy and subscribe.
In the meantime, to say thanks to Housing Systems we did agree to remind GMWRAG members that more detailed training is available from them across a variety of related subjects. Full details can be downloaded from their brochure here.
The minutes of the Salford GMWRAG meeting are now available for download. We had been waiting for additional notes from the speakers to be approved as well as promising ourselves we would upload additional documents from our speakers but, as we appear to have been temporarily hamstrung by technical glitches, we have decided to do an initial post about the minutes with both the presentations from our excellent speakers and then we’ll re-post everything when all the additional documentation is in place.
Please remember that we do have a permanent home for any presentations at GMWRAG meetings so you will always be able to find past presentations there provided we have received an electronic copy. Any additional documents will be posted there also.
The minutes of the November NWMHWRAG meeting are now available for download from their GMWRAG pages and of course from here. Details of the January 2016 meeting have already been posted in our pages.
Minutes of last Fridays GMWRAG meeting have already been done in draft form and will be published once additional documents (especially from the session run by Housing Systems) have been scanned and approved. The excellent presentations have from Trussell Trust and Housing Systems have already been uploaded to the site but we’re not going to post them publicly until such time as the minutes and all other documents are available.
In the meantime, keeping a promise we made to the original NWMHWRAG site to post up relevant case law we have posted a copy of the IM case up in the NWMHWRAG case law section of the GMWRAG site.