Working with Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Multi-Agency Welfare Reform Committee, the Child Poverty Action Group is hosting a round table discussion to explore the impact of the Welfare Reform programme and Universal Credit on low income families across the Midlands.
The event will take place from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm on Thursday 7th March 2013 in the Banqueting Suite, The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB.
The programme will include an overview of the plethora of welfare reforms and the timeline for their implementation, as well as an indication of their impacts on low income families, followed by an outline of the approach being taken in Birmingham.
The event will then be opened up to discussion about how the impact of the changes might be managed by local authorities and their partners across the region.
The aim of the event is to both provide the space to look at the cumulative possible impact of these changes as well as exchange ideas about how local authorities can best manage these changes and mitigate their impact on child poverty in their area.
CPAG is hosting four of these events around England, and will provide a write up and toolkit of ideas to all participating local authorities later in 2013.
The event is free and all local authority and partner staff are welcome to attend. Click here to register.