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Cardiff, 6th December 2018 We are pleased to continue our exclusive one-day training solution for suicide intervention skills, developed in partnership with our international suicide prevention colleagues, the UK initiative Suicide-Safer London and the International City & Guilds Approved Centre … Continue reading

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2nd October 2018 – Cardiff This one day intermediate level workshop is aimed at multi-agency professionals working with customers who will be effected by the reforms introduced in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and summer budget 2016. Although not essential, delegates … Continue reading

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    20th June 2017, Cardiff NOS: LA50 The First-tier Tribunal is part of the court system of the United Kingdom. It was created in 2008 as part of a programme to rationalise the tribunal system. This one day standard … Continue reading

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New report also calls for support for unemployed carers to become more responsive to their needs The carer’s allowance earnings limit of £110 per week is one of several disincentives for carers to continue in work, according to new research … Continue reading

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New DWP statistics show that, of these, more than 80 per cent are placed in the support group Almost two-thirds of new employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants pass the work capability assessment, according to new DWP statistics. The new … Continue reading

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New DWP guidance The DWP has issued new guidance in relation to the removal of time limits for payment of disability living allowance (DLA) and personal independence payment (PIP) for claimants who first enter hospital when they are under 18. … Continue reading

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New statutory instrument New regulations have been issued that provide for restricting housing benefit and pension credit entitlement to 4 weeks in the event of temporary absence from Great Britain (GB). In force from 28 July 2016, the Housing Benefit and … Continue reading

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Joint statement issued by leaders of European institutions confirms that there will be no renegotiation on the terms which included proposed benefit restrictions for EU migrants The outcome of yesterday’s European Union (EU) referendum means the UK settlement agreed at … Continue reading

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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Free article to download. PTSD has existed as a diagnosis for around 35 years. At the time when it came into force – and still today – it has been controversial. For the … Continue reading

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Report from the Committee on the Rights of the Child also notes that the rate of child poverty remains high particularly in households with a disability, high numbers of children, or ethnic minority groups The United Nations (UN) has expressed … Continue reading

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