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GLL Community Foundation

Launched this year, the GLL Community Foundation is looking to support future projects. Examples of projects favoured include organising a sports tournament or improving a community library to creating a new sports league or revamping a children's playground. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Potential project creators are encouraged to contact GLL for advice or have a project they would like our help with.

More information available here


Youth Work Week

Youth Work Week provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work. This year it will be held from 6-12 November 2017.


Service Users Views on the CHSAB annual report 2017

The City and Hackney Adult Safeguarding Board (CHSAB) values service users, Advocates and carers views about the services they receive.

I would like to know if you are interested in taking part  in either this or future service user views sessions. It's important to also know the best ways to meet your needs so that you can take part.

At present the Safeguarding  Adult Board wants to have service users feedback on the annual report.

Please confirm whether you have users that might be interested in taking part or feeding back by filling in the attached form from the link below. Please email shamima@hcvs.org.uk  or Kristine@hcvs.org.uk  the completed form no later than Wednesday 16th August 12pm. (if you are unable to open the attachment from the link below please do let me know)

https://crm.hcvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/files/User%20Engagement%20V2%20PAGES%20Questions.docx

The first service User Views on the Annual Report Session takes place  at Tomlinson Centre on 30th August between 2-4pm.


Other Changes in the benefit system

Universal Credit and families with more than 2 children: information for claimants

Information on the two child limit in Universal Credit for existing and new Universal Credit claimants can be found by accessing the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-families-with-more-than-2-children-information-for-claimants

3 million households set to benefit from Universal Credit changes

Three million households across the country to keep more of what they earn due to a £700 million boost to Universal Credit.

From 10 April the new taper rate, the rate at which a Universal Credit payment reduces as someone moves into work, will be lowered from 65p to 63p. The change means that some households could benefit by £425 a year.

Employment & Support Allowance - Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) work-related activity group (WRAG) payment changes

From 3 April 2017 there will be changes to ESA work-related activity payments for all new ESA claimants who are placed in the WRAG. Claimants who apply for ESA before 3 April will not be affected by the changes.

Find out more about ESA changes from 3 April 2017.

The change to ESA WRAG payments is being mirrored by a similar change to the limited capability for work payments in Universal Credit, for claimants with a disability or health condition.

Find out more about Universal Credit: changes to limited capability for work payments.

Employment and Support Allowance: Permitted Work Form

Before any person claiming ESA starts any work, whether paid or unpaid, they should fill in the Permitted Work Form and send it to the Jobcentre Plus office that deals with their benefit.

DWP will then let them know if the work they want to do meets the permitted work conditions.

Bereavement Support Payment

From 6 April, a new Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) will be introduced and replace current Bereavement Benefits including:

  • Bereavement Payment
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Widowed Parents’ Allowance

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.

You could be eligible if your partner either:

  • paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks
  • died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work

When they died you must have been:

You can’t claim Bereavement Support Payment if you’re in prison.

Further information and to download a claim form can be found by accessing the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-support-payment/eligibility

Update on Tax Free Childcare; information about this scheme can be found here https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/


FIRST STEPS IN EMPLOYMENT FOR 50+ - FREE TASTER SESSION

Source By: Create Your Future

Flyer - 50taster_workshop_0908_2.pdf 

Location - EC_-_Where_is_Whitmore_Community_Centre.pdf


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