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Register to vote - GOV.UK

Register to vote - GOV.UK | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it
MAW in Calderdales insight:

Register to vote in the upcoming May elections and have your say.

The deadline to register to vote is 20th April - registration  only takes 5 minutes

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Universal Credit launch in Calderdale

Universal Credit launch in Calderdale | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it

Free advice and support about benefits, tax credits, debt, housing, homelessness, employment rights, immigration, family, education, health and social care, consumer and more from Calderdale's advice charities.


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From April Halifax, Todmorden and Brighouse Job Centre offices launch Universal Credit for new claimants who are single people .

For information on getting ready for Universal Credit follow the link

http://www.mawcalderdale.org.uk/index.php?page=universal-credit


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Welfare Benefits update 10 MARCH 2015.doc

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Links and latest information on changes to welfare benefit system.

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Few feel older people in the UK have a good quality of life, survey finds | Kate Murray

Few feel older people in the UK have a good quality of life, survey finds | Kate Murray | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it
Guardian ageing population survey reveals we are not planning properly for living longer, are failing to harness older people’s skills and strengths and are concerned about loneliness in old age
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Make a Will Month

Make a Will Month | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are holding a Will Making Month in March 2015 with the help of local solicitors to encourage more people to make their will.

 

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Thinktank sets out “roadmap” for living wage in social care

Thinktank sets out “roadmap” for living wage in social care | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it
Paying the living wage would increase the total cost of public care services by £1.4bn but half of this would be returned to the government through higher tax bills and lower benefit payments, a thinktank has claimed.
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The Big Advice Survey

The Big Advice Survey | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it

The Big Advice Survey closes 31st March - 

 


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Q: What is the #BigAdviceSurvey? A: it's a big survey, about the problems people have and where advice fits in. http://youtu.be/WvjFyMvUnOM 

open to all so please encourage friends and family to follow the link and take the survey

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Benefit sanctions map 'shows cruelty'

Benefit sanctions map 'shows cruelty' | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it
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Worrying reports of 'postcode lottery' of benefit sanctions, report from the BBC

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Opening Doors project: free employment law and advice services for disabled people

Opening Doors project: free employment law and advice services for disabled people | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it

@PERSConsultancy


The Pay and Employment Rights Service (PERS) offer a free service to people with disabilities and their employers.


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Food banks: benefit sanctions leave clients hungry for months

Food banks: benefit sanctions leave clients hungry for months | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it
A new study finds that vulnerable people who fall foul of benefit rules can be plunged into reliance on food parcels for up to half a year Benefit sanctions can plunge families into financial crisis, hunger, and dependency on food banks for up to...
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Churches report calls for a overhaul of the benefits sanctions system as food banks experience rising demand

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This is what the housing crisis looks like

This is what the housing crisis looks like | Making Advice Work March 2015 | Scoop.it
There are 93,000 homeless children in Britain. But what’s the situation in your area?
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