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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.
Don’t take it from us. This is what our customers have said about our Get to Grips with PIP online training course!
Our customers tell us what they think about our Get to Grips with PIP online training course in these short video messages.
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
Social Welfare Instructor Adam Matthews talks through the learning about Universal Credit that the pandemic has offered to Government
In this short video Director of Society Matters cic, Jayne Graham MBE, gives us a little insight into why Society Matters is playing such an important role in making the social welfare system work, and how you can get involved.
Society Matters is launching a Pay It Forward Discount Fund to help community and voluntary sector organisations to access important social welfare training.
10 point checklist to help socially responsible employers to plan
getting back to business as we start to move into Covid-19 recovery.
We think there doesn’t need to be much of a gap between the objectives of sound marketing strategy and a well-planned commitment to championing social value.
Society Matters has taken its unique Universal Credit training online and Northumbrian Water is their first satisfied customer
Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 causing the postponement of UK-wide face to face delivery, we saw a sharp increase in demand for our specialist training in Universal Credit; so rather than be defeated we decided to step up a gear.
We get help from Citizens Advice Gateshead welfare benefits experts to put right some of the key misconceptions about Universal Credit