Sunday, January 30, 2011

Turn2us News January 2011: New Year, new projects; DLA news; Frank Field's strategy to end child poverty

 

Welcome to the January issue of Turn2us News - the first one of 2011. Read on to find out what exciting projects are in the pipeline and news about Turn2us.


New Year, new project – joining forces with Turning Point to help more people in need

Turn2us are kicking off 2011 with an exciting new partnership with Turning Point - a  leading UK health and social care charity - to deliver our e-learning and free online tools to their project /support workers across the UK. 
 

Read on to find out more about this new partnership

 Turning Point initiative article

Article on the Personal Independence Payment  
Government plans to replace Disability Living Allowance

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a consultation on a proposal to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in 2013/2014. This would be a non means-tested, extra costs benefit, like DLA.

Read more about Personal Independence Payment


Read our new section on benefits and people who are working but on a low income

Are your clients working for an employer or self employed but on a low income?

Help may be available through welfare benefits, depending on the hours a week worked, their earnings and other income they may have.

Read our comprehensive new section on Benefits for people who are in work but on a low income 

 Information section on benefits for people who are in work but on a low income

Article about Frank Field's child poverty report 

Frank Field proposes new strategy to end child poverty

An independent review into poverty and life chances, led by Frank Field MP, recommends a new approach to tackling child poverty – one that does not just view poverty as a lack of money and focuses in particular on the crucial first five years of life. A public consultation on child poverty is now running until 15 February.

Find out more about Frank Field's child poverty strategy


Turn2us London workshop - 22 February

Are you an adviser working in London? Would you like to know more about Turn2us online tools and services for intermediaries?

Why not attend one of our free workshops for intermediaries. The next one will be held in London (Hammersmith) on 22 February from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm.

Click here for more information about our intermediaries workshops and register for this workshop

Information about Turn2us intermediaries workshops 

With best wishes until next month,

The Turn2us team.





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