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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Conference 2024

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Conference 2024

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The Crisis Mental Health Services Conference 2024

The Crisis Mental Health Services Conference 2024

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The National Supporting Veterans Conference 2024

The National Supporting Veterans Conference 2024

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The Safeguarding Refugees and Asylum Seekers Conference 2024

The Safeguarding Refugees and Asylum Seekers Conference 2024

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The Race at Work Conference 2024

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The Financial Inclusion Conference 2024

The Financial Inclusion Conference 2024

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Universal Basic Services and Cash Payments: lessons from the Leeds City Council and Trussell Trust cash-first pilot

Universal Basic Services is the idea of a form of social security in which a community receive free access to public services. In this article Rajiv Prabhakar, Senior Lecturer in Personal Finance at the Open University, discusses the Leeds Council cash first pilot and the way provides evidence about the ways cash and services can combine to help those in need access basic services  

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Managing Universal Credit Migration Supporting People At Risk of Homelessness

5.7 million people in the UK were claiming Universal Credit in July 2022. Crisis, the homeless charity, is working with Jobcentre Plus and the government to support those migrating to universal credit who are at risk of homelessness. Saskia Neibig, Senior Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Officer at Crisis discusses working in partnership to tailor support for people receiving Universal Credit who are also at risk of homelessness.

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Youth Employability: Supporting Youth Employment – A Cross-Government National Approach

More and more young people are claiming universal credit. To tackle this the Government’s Plan for Jobs is delivering a comprehensive package of support for young people, to help them into work. We heard from Tammy Fevrier, from the Department of Work and Pensions who discuss the current state of youth employment and opportunities to maximize youth employability.

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Universal Credit: Making Universal Credit Work for People Facing Homelessness

Crisis, the homelessness charity, has called for better partnership working between housing and employment services. We heard from Saskia Neibig, Policy and Public Affairs Officer at Crisis about the benefits of training Jobcentre staff on housing issues, as well as the successes of pilot partnerships between Jobcentres and Crisis.

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