Universal Credit Roadshow - Magherafelt
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Universal Credit Roadshow - Magherafelt

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Universal Credit is a new payment for working-age people who are out of work or on a low income that will replace these six existing benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  •  Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Housing benefit
  •  Child tax credits
  • Working tax credits

This change is being rolled out in phases across Northern Ireland throughout 2017/2018. The new benefit is administered completely online which means everyone will need to apply for and manage their claim via an online system. This will be challenging to anyone lacking the basic digital skills and confidence to go online, and indeed will be a struggle for those who have no physical access to a computer or the Internet in their home.

Supporting Communities, in conjunction with the Department of Finance, is working with local Jobs and Benefits offices throughout Northern Ireland in the rollout of the new Universal Credit system to help people get online and understand the digital skills needed to work with the new system.

Look for us at the ‘Universal Credit Roadshows’ which are now being held in local Jobs and Benefits offices as the new system is phased in over the coming year. These roadshows aim to support claimants to navigate the new system, set up email addresses for the first time, use a search engine to seek employment, find CV templates online, and so on. Each Jobs and Benefits office is now equipped with ‘Digital Zones’ that have computers, internet access, and support staff on hand to help users.

Anyone looking for advice about changes to the welfare system, can call the Welfare Reform Advice Services Consortium for free on 0808 802 0020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit your local Citizens Advice office or Advice NI independent advice centre.

For more information on universal credit, go to NI Direct.

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Universal Credit Roadshow - Coleraine (Rescheduled from Jan 23)
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Universal Credit Roadshow - Coleraine (Rescheduled from Jan 23)

  • Jobs and Benefits Office Coleraine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
uc+rollout.jpg

Universal Credit is a new payment for working-age people who are out of work or on a low income that will replace these six existing benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  •  Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Housing benefit
  •  Child tax credits
  • Working tax credits

This change is being rolled out in phases across Northern Ireland throughout 2017/2018. The new benefit is administered completely online which means everyone will need to apply for and manage their claim via an online system. This will be challenging to anyone lacking the basic digital skills and confidence to go online, and indeed will be a struggle for those who have no physical access to a computer or the Internet in their home.

Supporting Communities, in conjunction with the Department of Finance, is working with local Jobs and Benefits offices throughout Northern Ireland in the rollout of the new Universal Credit system to help people get online and understand the digital skills needed to work with the new system.

Look for us at the ‘Universal Credit Roadshows’ which are now being held in local Jobs and Benefits offices as the new system is phased in over the coming year. These roadshows aim to support claimants to navigate the new system, set up email addresses for the first time, use a search engine to seek employment, find CV templates online, and so on. Each Jobs and Benefits office is now equipped with ‘Digital Zones’ that have computers, internet access, and support staff on hand to help users.

Anyone looking for advice about changes to the welfare system, can call the Welfare Reform Advice Services Consortium for free on 0808 802 0020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit your local Citizens Advice office or Advice NI independent advice centre.

For more information on universal credit, go to NI Direct.

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (South & East Belfast area)
    Jun
    29
    7:00 PM19:00

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (South & East Belfast area)

    • South & East Belfast area (venue to be confirmed) (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: South and East Belfast

    Venue: To be confirmed

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Contact Murray to book your place murray@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast
    Jun
    23
    7:30 PM19:30

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: North Belfast

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Venue: Lighthouse, 187 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GF

    Contact Karla to reserve a place - karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast
    Jun
    23
    10:30 AM10:30

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: North Belfast

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

    Venue: Northern Ireland Housing Executive, 32-36 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

    Contact Karla to reserve a place - karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards area)
    Jun
    19
    7:00 PM19:00

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards area)

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: North Down & Ards

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards)
    May
    31
    10:30 AM10:30

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (North Down & Ards)

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area:  North Down & Ards

    Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

     

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    Young at Heart Retirement Living Exhibition
    May
    24
    10:00 AM10:00

    Young at Heart Retirement Living Exhibition

    Established in 1997, Young at Heart is the recognised brand for retirement living in Northern Ireland.

    Following on from the success of the 2016 exhibitions, our 2017 events will celebrate 20 years of Young at Heart and will once again feature the best of retirement living in Northern Ireland.

    The unique one day exhibitions are aimed at anyone retired in Northern Ireland and includes exhibitors relevant to their lifestyle.

    ANTIQUES TREASURE HUNT

    The Young at Heart Exhibition will also include the very popular Antiques Treasure Hunt where visitors can bring along heirlooms and antiques to receive free valuations from our experts.

    THE BIG DAY

    The Young at Heart Retirement Exhibitions run from 10am until 4pm with free admission for everyone.

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    Managing Charity Finances - West Belfast
    Apr
    3
    10:30 AM10:30

    Managing Charity Finances - West Belfast

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

    Area: West Belfast

    Venue: To be confirmed

    Contact: Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - North Down and Ards
    Mar
    30
    10:30 AM10:30

    Managing Charity Finances - North Down and Ards

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Area: North Down and Ards

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

    Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast
    Mar
    27
    7:30 PM19:30

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - North Belfast

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: North Belfast Belfast

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Venue: Northen Ireland Housing Executive, 32-36 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

    Contact Karla to reserve your place:  karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - South & East Belfast area
    Mar
    23
    10:30 AM10:30

    Managing Charity Finances - South & East Belfast area

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Area: South and East Belfast

    Venue: to be confirmed

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm


    Contact Murray to book your place murray@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - North Belfast
    Mar
    21
    7:00 PM19:00

    Managing Charity Finances - North Belfast

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Area: North Belfast

    Venue: Lighthouse, 187 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GF

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm


    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - North Belfast
    Mar
    21
    10:30 AM10:30

    Managing Charity Finances - North Belfast

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

    Area: North Belfast

    Venue: Northern Ireland Housing Executive, 32-36 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - South & East Belfast area
    Mar
    20
    7:00 PM19:00

    Managing Charity Finances - South & East Belfast area

    • South & East Belfast area (venue to be confirmed) (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Area: South & East Belfast

    Venue: to be confirmed

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Contact Murray to book your place murray@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - North Down and Ards
    Mar
    13
    7:00 PM19:00

    Managing Charity Finances - North Down and Ards

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Area: North Down and Newtownards

    Venue: Newtownards Housing Executive, 28 Court St, Newtownards BT23 7NX

    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - South Down area
    Mar
    8
    7:00 PM19:00

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - South Down area

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: South Down

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Venue: Kilkeel Leisure Centre, Mourne Esplanade, Kilkeel, Newry BT34 4DB

    Contact Karla to reserve a place - karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Managing Charity Finances - West Belfast
    Mar
    7
    7:00 PM19:00

    Managing Charity Finances - West Belfast

    Managing Charity Finances

    The aim of this course is to give committee members a clear insight of how to work together as an effective team when managing the finances of their organisation. By increasing skills and knowledge surrounding Charity Commission Regulation and key financial documents.

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Area: West Belfast

    Venue: To be confirmed

    Contact Karla to book your place karla@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (West Belfast area)
    Mar
    1
    7:00 PM19:00

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings (West Belfast area)

    • West Belfast area - venue to be confirmed (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: West Belfast

    Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Venue: to be confirmed

    Contact Murray to reserve a place murray@supportingcommunities.org

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    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - South Down area
    Feb
    13
    10:30 AM10:30

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings - South Down area

    Good Governance & Effective Meetings

    The aim of this course is to help participants improve their skills and knowledge and Good Governance.  As well as improving skills and knowledge so participants can make more effective use of meetings.

    Area: South Down

    Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm

    Venue: Greater Linenhall Community Association

    Contact Karla to reserve a place - karla@supportingcommunities.org

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