Touchbase: News and updates from the Department for Work and Pensions

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Back to Work Schemes, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit

This document outlines the services/ programmes DWP can offer people to assist them in their efforts to find employment. It also has some information on potential sanction activity if claimants do not (without an acceptable reason) carry out the instructions given to them by their work coach.  

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Clinks: Good Practice in Service User Involvement

The people and families who have direct experience of the Criminal Justice System are a vital source of intelligence about how services designed to support them can best be made to work. This guide showcases six current examples of best practice in service user involvement from the voluntary sector working in criminal justice: Service user councils | User Voice Prisoner engagement project | Healthwatch Peterborough Liaison and

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Streetwise Opera – Middlesbrough

Streetwise Opera has places available for your clients in their fun and friendly weekly workshops in Middlesbrough. There are no auditions and sessions are absolutely free so bring along your clients to have fun and find out how singing and acting can improve their well-being and self-esteem! Middlesbrough Drop-in Group Mondays, 2-4pm at Linthorpe Road Methodist Church, 54 Borough Road TS1 2JH For people who are

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The Local Consequences of Welfare Reform in the North East

        This report is the latest in a series of projects procured and/or carried out by the ILG since 2011. The first was a study of the Impact of welfare reform in Stockton (2012) which was followed by a major regional review, commissioned by ANEC and published in 2013. This was carried out by a partnership of Teesside and Northumbria Universities with

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Latest lessons in the resettlement of young people

With so much currently going on in youth justice, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with recent developments and the latest information. The Beyond Youth Custody team has brought together the most recent information on trends, policy developments and research findings in resettlement of young people. This briefing: Considers trends in the general prison population and looks at how trends in the child custodial

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Vacancy: Progression Coach – Crisis

Crisis is recruiting for an experienced coach to join the Progression team in Newcastle. Skylight Newcastle services are built around the Model of Change which identifies that achieving the outcomes of housing stability; financial stability; good health and wellbeing; and positive relationships and social networks is the key to help people end and/or avoid homelessness. As a Progression Coach, you will be an initial point

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CIH: Reduction in Social Housing Rents Briefing April 2016

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Barnardos: It’s Not On The Radar

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) can affect all children, including those with disabilities, regardless of their gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, faith or economic background. It’s not on the radar – bringing together discussions from four roundtables and existing literature – explores how perceptions of sexual exploitation can affect the identification and response to CSE.

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Money for Life: Money Mentors

Money Mentors is a two-day course where you will learn how to give one-to-one support in money management. Who is the course for? Anyone who wants to deliver money management sessions to their learners or clients, in a one-to-one setting If you want to deliver money management to groups of learners, you may want to consider applying for Teach Others What will I gain from

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