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Civic Centre Access

The main entrance and reception area of the Civic Centre, Wolverhampton will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 3rd January for up to seven weeks for essential repairs and maintenance being carried out by the FutureSpace programme. From this date everyone coming into...

Universal Credit and Rent Arrears

According to a survey of people on Universal Credit who are in ALMOs like Wolverhampton Homes, over three quarters of those receiving Universal Credit are in arrears, compared to less than one third of tenants overall.

Universal Credit causing rent arrears

Arms-Length companies managing council housing stock have done a survey of their tenants on Univeral Credit. 2,000 households in the survey were receiving Universal Credit, and out of these, 89%, were in arrears and 34% were subject to an alternative payment...

Universal Credit – Wolverhampton

In June we told you about the Government's plans to roll out Universal Credit and Wolverhampton. Universal Credit now arrives in Wolverhampton from Monday 8th February 2016. It will only be available to a small section of people -single unemployed people without...

New ESA Form

New ESA Form The government has said in its March stakeholder bulletin that it has improved the ESA50 which is used as part of the work capability assessment for ESA. 'Following the fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment, we have improved the...

UC- 7 Day Waiting Period Postponed

UC- 7 Day Waiting Period Postponed Lord Freud, the Minister for Welfare Reform, has provided an interim response to a Social Security Advisory Committee's report on a proposed 7 day Universal Credit waiting period in which he states: 'I wish to consider fully the...

Tories- £12billion More of Benefit Cuts

Tories- £12billion More of Benefit Cuts The BBC has seen DWP documents during an investigation into where the earmarked £12billion in benefit cuts may be made-'Carer's Allowance - this could be restricted to those eligible for Universal Credit. Leaked documents...

ESA 6 Month Rule Ending

From 30/3/2015, the rule that allows a new claim for ESA after 6 months of being found to not be 'sick' has been removed. We had a recent query Members' about this- 'I was going through some older emails to refresh my knowledge and came across this one which states...

PIP- Notice and Travel to Medical Appointments

Here's some useful info from the Minister for Disabled Mark Harper- Clients shouldn't have to travel more than 90 minutes on public transport. Also clients shouldn't be given only 1 days notice to attend. 'Under the guidance that we give assessment providers for...

One Voice Dragon’s Den success

Thank you very much to everyone for attending the Dragons Den event. Everybody thought the event thoroughly worthwhile and One Voice should do it again. People participating said, "It was very helpful for me as I got a few ideas and help from other people...My...

ActivEyes Events for October and Information

Your Activeyes newsletter for October has Autumn looming with the night’s drawing in and the changing of the clock getting ever closer. Whilst we are happy to contemplate that extra hour in bed, we hope to tempt you off your sofas to join us in some activities that...

Labour will scrap bedroom tax

Wolverhampton MP and shadow housing minister, Emma Reynolds, has pledged to scrap the bedroom tax if Labour are elected to Government next year. The bedroom tax has a disproportionately harsh effect on disabled people, and is hated by most, as an ill thought out...

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