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Welfare Reform: The Big Debate 2 – event on 4 October 2017

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On Wednesday 4 October 2017, Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) will be hosting a Welfare Reform event for voluntary and community sector organisations, registered social landlords, Shropshire Councillors, MPs, and staff of councils and other public sector organisations.  The event will be held in the Council Chamber, Shirehall from 9am to 12pm.

flyer for Welfare Reform debate event

Welfare Reform – The Big Debate 2

Welfare Reform: The Big Debate 2 will follow on from an initial event which took place in 2013 which explored the welfare system and the phased introduction of changes made over the past few years.

This year’s event will include an update from the previous Big Debate, and will consider the issues experienced so far and imminent changes. Debate discussions will focus on the impact, issues and solutions of themes including Universal Credit, disability benefits, food banks, housing benefit, and council tax benefit.  Attendees are encouraged to bring along any evidence and information they have which could be useful during discussions.  Colleagues from the Cabinet Office will also be in attendance at the event and are keen to hear your thoughts.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please send the following information to vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk:

  • Full name
  • Organisation
  • Job title
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Any special requirements (hearing loop, access for people with disabilities, etc). If you would prefer to book via telephone, please ring Kate MacDonald or Sarah Dodds on 01743 258521.

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