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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...
Society Matters cic has joined the Institute of Employability Professionals. We mobilise knowledge to make the system work for everyone so supporting the people and organisations that are focused on removing barriers to employment is a huge priority for us.
Gateshead businesses support local army veterans’ charity to deepen their impact Gateshead company Geek Talent has become the first to donate to a new ‘Pay it Forward’ Charity Discount Fund Scheme recently launched by Gateshead social enterprise Society Matters cic....
Society Matters cic is launching its Get Business Ready for Universal Credit workshop with a free course for employers across the North East region to take place on Wednesday 12th August between 4 and 6.30 pm.
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Here are the top 6 pieces of advice employment law and discrimination specialist Richard Owen would offer to employers to ensure they don’t fall foul of their legal responsibilities to their staff during these difficult times
If you think in terms of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we really have seen the Covid-19 virus has infected society’s absolute foundations, with people’s basic physical and security needs being thoroughly tested.
Although from our own discussions with clients it seems the general assumption is that, like the courts, the Tribunals are not operating during the pandemic, this isn’t the case