We are helping organisations create positive welfare reform policies
We are helping local councils and organisations to work with their local jobcentres
We are helping welfare providers engage with their users
We are helping organisations create their welfare strategy
We are helping organisations bring welfare reform awareness and education to their staff and stakeholders
We can health check your welfare policies and strategies and your service delivery
Next Visionary Network Benefits Briefing will be 12:30 19 December
We have helped organisations understand the impacts of reforming welfare
The Next Visionary Network Presentation is 12:30 17 December
The team are ready to assist you to bring positive reforms to your welfare service delivery
What is welfare reform? If you follow the media you would be forgiven for thinking that it is all about Universal Credit. UC, is important but there are many other reforms under way, largely delivered successfully by local authorities; the new social housing under-occupancy rules, benefit cap, Personal Independence Payments, local welfare schemes (formerly Social Fund), and Council Tax Support, together with a range of other measures designed, at least in part, to regenerate local economies.
Reforming the welfare state is a complicated business involving changing cultures, business processes and strategies across both households and a wide range of organisations. The Welfare Reform Club has been designed to look at the bigger picture and to promote local solutions and partnership to ensure that welfare reform reflects the needs of your communities. The Welfare Reform Club has many years of expertise in implementing change in the welfare system and can assist organisations with tailored advice which encompasses best practice, the regulatory framework and local circumstances.
Our members area offers a range of advice and information for all those involved in welfare benefit delivery . Information media range from libraries of good practice, case law, analysis, blogging, crowdsourcing, digital by design and direct advice from our consultants. Our commitment is to build unparalleled support to welfare professionals by using the best of modern media coupled with more traditional information sources.. We will work closely with members and sponsors to produce a service fit for the twenty-first Century. To access this resource register for free using the link at the top of the page.
Visionary Network is the new way to provide continual professional development for welfare professionals. Recent financial restraints on budgets, together with increased pressures on a professional’s time can prohibit attendance at traditional conferences. Visionary Network delivers regular on-line seminars by experts in the field of welfare benefits. This provides a means of information delivery and exchange as well as supporting continual professional development. Seminars are free to attend. If you would like to register for the programme please follow the link at the top of this page.
The Welfare Reform Club provided much needed clarity on the steps we as a local authority could take to actively shape our role in local welfare delivery - David Mitchell, Rushcliffe BC