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Scottish Welfare Reform Conference 2018
Tuesday 26th June 2018

Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

A major one-day conference from the IRRV


 

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Course Background

IRRV Scotland is pleased to announce this major conference, taking place on Tuesday 26th June 2018 in Grangemouth.

This is being organised at the request of local authorities, housing associations, other organisations and IRRV members across Scotland and aims to examine the wider issues around welfare reform, following on from the IRRV’s recent event covering issues around the rollout of Universal Credit Full Service.

The welfare reform agenda represents the greatest change in benefits delivery in a generation and its likely impact on service delivery in local authorities is hugely significant.

In addition a presentation from DWP on the wider welfare reform agenda, this conference will look in detail at :

  • welfare reform to date – success or failure and the road ahead?
  • the future of DHPs
  • an overview of issues around temporary and supported accommodation
  • the future of Housing Benefit post 2020
  • child poverty and welfare reform
  • Social Security Scotland

With key speakers, this conference is a must for all local authority, housing association, third sector and other key professionals.

Confirmed speakers include

  • Professor Christina Beatty, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Jeremy Hewer, Policy Advisor, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Paula Doherty, Team Leader – Benefits and Welfare, Dumfries and Galloway Council and Chair, IRRV Scottish Welfare Reform Consortium
  • Richard Gass, Chair, Rights Advice Scotland
  • Kevin Stewart, Business Unit Leader – Revenues and Benefits, Mid Sussex District Council

The conference chair will be Les Robertson, Chair, IRRV Scottish Revenues and Benefits Forum and Head of Revenue and Commercial Services, Fife Council.

This important conference represents excellent value for money, with conference fees starting at only £145 + VAT.

To encourage organisations to send a number of team members, every third delegate from the same organisation comes entirely free of charge. As places are limited, early booking is recommended.

The conference will be invaluable to all local authority, third sector, housing organisation and other practitioners, including Managers, Team Leaders and team members.

The full programme, speakers and timings will be advised soon.

Who should attend?

This is a key event in Scotland for all practitioners with an interest in welfare reform.

Further information about the conference can be obtained from Fraser Macpherson, IRRV Development Manager, 2a Argyle Street, Dundee, DD4 7AL – Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029; email – scotland@irrv.org.uk

Any queries?

If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson
IRRV Manager
2A Argyle Street
Dundee
DD4 7AL
Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
email - scotland@irrv.org.uk

How to Book

Please complete the booking form and send/fax it to the address above.   You may also e-mail bookings to scotland@irrv.org.uk.   Full joining instructions will be sent to delegates once a booking form has been received.  

As places are limited, early booking is recommended.   The IRRV regrets that, under normal circumstances, delegate fees cannot be refunded.   However, delegate substitutions may be made at no cost at any time prior to the Seminar, subject to these being notified to the Institute. 

Please note that attendees must bring with them a laptop that can connect to public wifi.    The venue will provide complimentary wifi access.    

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