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In this 4 minute podcast Social Welfare Instructor Adam Matthews give us an update on benefits changes that are designed to help people who are terminally ill through extending the period defined by terminal illness.
There are an estimated 6 million carers in the UK as of January 2021. What are the financial realities of being a carer and 4 practical things that carers can do to maximise their income.
Universal Credit £20 uplift is due to end on 30th September. What does that really mean to the people it will affect most? Adam Matthews talked through the implications with Jayne Graham
Right now, it’s reported that 17.5 million people in Britain are facing a housing emergency, 22 million if we include children. As a safe and secure home is a mainstay of every day life, we explore how this housing tidal wave can affect both those looking for work and people who are already in a job.
DLA for children is a benefit that’s massively underclaimed, albeit there’s a real need for financial support for families with children who are disabled or have special support needs.
With the imminent
Building company Bellway has sponsored Universal Credit training for local charities
How did we get here? Last April, in an early attempt to respond to the impact of Covid-19, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, introduced a temporary uplift for Universal Credit claimants of £20 a week. That might not sound like much in the scheme of things, you’d...
Tackling unemployment: careers in the Community and Voluntary sector Michael Lemin (ncfe Head of Policy) is joined by Jayne Graham MBE (Executive Director at Society Matters cic), Rebecca Cooney (Senior Analysis and Features Writer at Third Sector), Glen...
Liz Reid, Non-Executive Director of Society Matters cic, explains why she’s proud to be part of a social enterprise that is adding real social value.
We're so happy with our very first webinar, kindly hosted as a 'Live Learn Lunch' by the Institute of Employability Professionals mid December. We chose to talk about the 6 elements of Universal Credit, with an explanation of each element, and then a focus on how...
Jayne Graham explores the CVS and career prospects in the sector.
The team at Society Matters needs to understand the gaps that exist because they are looking for ways to support the sector at a time when investing in training is not currently on the agenda
An exploration of how welfare benefits, although often cast as hindering employability, can actually enable employment for millions of people in the UK, and a call to action for a change of attitude to remove the stigma associated with welfare benefits for the benefit of those claiming them.
The stakes are high when you’re supporting someone with a PIP Claim. We explore 5 key factors that will improve your chances of making a successful claim.
A high proportion of claims for Personal Independence Payments are unsuccessful. Is the claims process for this disability benefit ironically designed for the survival of the fittest?
A family-owned funeral service that has served the local community for almost 50 years throughout East Durham is the latest business to 'pay it forward' to sponsor the Durham community sector to access vital social welfare training in partnership with Society Matters....
Society Matters cic is a proud member of the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) and we are thrilled to be highlighted in their 'Meet the Member' feature. Membership of NECC is vitally important to us as it allows us to reach out to our many fellow members and talk...