The Universal Credit Network (UCN) is a quarterly meeting for people working in charities and public facing community organisations that work with Universal Credit claimants on the front-line. At the UCN, attendees have the opportunity to meet with UC experts and have their concerns and queries regarding UC answered.
The meetings are a vital resource that ensures service providers are equipped with all the information and knowledge they need to provide the best support and advice for service users and Universal Credit claimants.
The UCN aims to provide functional knowledge of the Universal Credit system, and fill in grey areas of knowledge and know-how that staff might need when working with claimants.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to share information on support services available.
Who the UCN is aimed at:
The UCN is aimed at staff working with Universal Credit claimants on the front line on a regular basis. If you work for a charity, non-profit, NGO, community organisation, or other company that provides help, advice, and support to UC claimants then the UCN is for you!
What to expect:
At the next meeting, a guest panel will hold a Q&A to answer your questions on Universal Credit. The panel will be comprised of experts from DWP, Citizen’s Advice, Southwark Law Centre, and Southwark Council. We will also have a series of presentations from other organisations and programmes that could be of support to local communities and those affected by UC.
A G E N D A
10 : 00am Welcome from the Chair – Sally Causer- Southwark Law Centre
10 : 10 am UC Updates – Will Harwood- DWP
10 : 30 am Barclays: LifeSkills for Adult Learners programme – Vijay Bedarkar- Barclays Bank
10 : 40 am London Mutual Credit Union
10 : 50 am Applying for Council Tax Reductions & Universal Credit – Eugene Nixon – Southwark Council
11 : 00am Help to Claim – the support available – Citizens Advice Southwark
11 : 20am Update on resources available
Info on EU Settlement : Southwark Law Centre
Community Southwark website online resources
11: 45am Information exchange
Summary – ideas for the next meeting
Dates and plans for workshops
11:55am Fill in Feedback Forms
12: 00pm Close
We want the UCN to answer your needs.
If there is anything you would like the panel to discuss, or you have any other suggestions for the meeting, please email: