Universal Credit Learning Day


Wednesday 11 October 2017, 9:30AM - 4:00PM


London Diocesan House,
36 Causton Street.


Area of concern

Money Matters.


London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, London SW1P 4AU

The biggest change to the benefit welfare system in a generation is being rolled out over the next two years.

It’s called ‘Universal Credit’ and combines most of the benefit payments people receive, into one single monthly payment. This includes households who receive in-work-benefits, not just those who are unemployed or unable to work.

MORE than 1 in 4 households in London receive benefits and half of all children in London live in homes receiving tax credit so this will affect people around you if it doesn’t affect you!

This learning day aims to answer the following questions:

  • What is it Universal Credit?

  • How will it affect people in my parish?

  • How can the church respond?

Who is this day for?

This is for anyone working in a church setting who would like to know more. No previous knowledge needed e.g.:

  • Clergy who want to understand what will be happening in their parish

  • Volunteers running outreach programmes, befriending, Foodbanks, or anything where you meet the wider community

  • Those helping provide direct advice- eg debt centres, running budgeting courses, working with low-income households, homelessness

  • Missional community leaders working on estates or other low-income areas

What will the day look like?

Morning: learning & applying

9.30am Welcomes, coffee & croissants

10.00am Interactive training – introduction to Universal Credit by Amy Swinnerton

1.00pm Lunch Break (To be able to keep this event free, please do bring your own lunch. Drinks will be provided and maybe even cake)

Afternoon: reflecting & planning

1.45pm Regather – feedback/reflect from the morning

2.00pm Theological reflection

2.30pm Facilitated discussion:

  • What questions /thoughts do we have about all this?

  • What are the issues that will affect people as this change is made?

  • Are there ways the church can serve and support a) locally and b) in a more joined-up way across London

4pm Wrap up, final reflections, end

How do I book onto it and what do I need?

PLACES LIMITED and booked on a first come first served basis.

To book please email Chantal

Alison Tsang

Alison Tsang Just Finance London Development Worker

Alison will be facilitating the day and also offers wider support to the Diocese around Debt and Financial Exclusion. To know more please Click Here

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