Hidden challenges to the lives of people in Newport

Want to hear the facts about the changes to benefits which will progressively come in over the next few years; what is ‘universal credit’ and how with it affect those people on some form of income support due to low wages or zero hours contracts; who is entitled to use the food bank; how and why the level of homelessness could rise over the next few years; how and why ‘sanctions’ on benefits are imposed and the immediate devastating effect this can have; reduced care for the elderly in the home; cuts to support for the disabled as well as answers to many other questions, then come and hear speakers from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) who deal with ordinary people who may need to access benefits at various times in order to maintain even a basic standard of living or a levels of support from carers etc., as well as interpreting the many changes in the rules and regulations.

The presentation is sponsored by NEWPORT SOCIETY and is on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF 10 9 JG, starting at 7. 30 pm.

Everyone is very welcome to attend and to ask questions. A small charge of £2 is made for non-members which will be donated to the food bank.

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