Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar

‘Tech for Good’ policy in the UK - use of technology to address complex social issues, supporting social tech ventures, and digital transformation in the third and NFP sectors


Lizzie Hatfield, Senior Policy Advisor and Social Sector Digital Lead, DCMS


Ben Bradley, TechUK; Geraldina Iraheta, Digital Catapult; Clara Maguire, The Good Lab; Raphaël Mazet, Alice; Paul Miller, Bethnal Green Ventures; Hugh Milward, Microsoft UK; Chris Willis Pickup, Taylor Vinters; Matt Stokes, Nesta and Dan Sutch, Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology

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Morning, Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Central London


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Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available.


We are offering a range of open courses on migrants' rights in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. We can deliver all those courses in-house too, as well as our in-house Equality and Diversity courses, including our new Communicating Through Interpreters course. 

While the Immigration Rules are more complex than ever, housing providers accommodate people with a very wide range of immigration statuses, from EEA nationals, to refugees with limited leave to remain, to people with work visas.

Some tenants have full access to welfare benefits, some have limited access and some have “No Public Funds” stamps, but it is not always obvious which and circumstances change. Maintaining tenancies in these circumstances can be difficult for everyone involved.

Our half-day No Recourse To Public Funds workshop will help frontline workers identify a tenant’s current status, clarify what this means in terms of access to public funds and plan effective support where difficulties arise.

We're also running these old favourite half-day courses, freshly updated with the latest regulations: 

The Rights and Entitlements of European Economic Area Nationals have been more and more severely restricted over recent years. The uncertainty and threats of Brexit and imminent roll-out of full service Universal Credit mean it is more important than ever for housing providers, local authorities and 3rd sector organisations to be able to offer EEA tenants and service users excellent advice at the earliest stage. Our course will help you prevent unnecessary poverty, rent arrears and evictions.  

Now that all Scottish Local Authorities are hosting refugees, service providers throughout Scotland should have an awareness of issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. Our Rights of Refugee and Asylum Seekers course explores how the asylum system works from the perspective of a claimant and the process involved in making a claim for asylum. The course also examines the barriers faced by both refugees and asylum seekers building a new life in Scotland and their respective entitlement to services. 

All these courses cost £100 per participant, including refreshments, and there's a 50% discount for Positive Action in Housing members. If you've seen enough and want to book, you can book online here for courses in April to June 2019. If you want some more information about courses, dates and venues, you can click on one of the links to our training web-page, or please don't hesitate to call or send me an email.

We also offer a range of half-day Equality and Diversity courses we can run in-house for organisations trying to develop more accessible and responsive services and working environments:

Equality and Diversity in the Workplace
Equality and Diversity in Service Delivery
Interpreting Culture
Communicating Through Interpreters

Click here for more information

To discuss tailor made in-house training, just drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0141 353 2220. 
I look forward to hearing from you!

Iain Chisholm,
Head, New Migrants Action Project


Edinburgh - 30th April 2019
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals

9.30 am -12.30 pm
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
1.30 pm -4.30 pm
for course location and more info,
click here


Glasgow - 14th May 2019
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals

9.30 am -12.30 pm
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
1.30 pm -4.30 pm

for course location and more info, click here


Stirling - 28th May 2019
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals

9.30 am -12.30 pm
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers
1.30 pm -4.30 pm
for course location and more info,
click here

                       Glasgow - 11th June 2019
                                      No Recourse to Public Funds
                                              9.30 am -12.30 pm
                           for course location and more info,
click here

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Social Care Wales are currently running a number of workshops across Wales to develop a health and social care workforce strategy. In addition to the workshops there is an online survey that is open until 10 May 2019 via the following link.


(Via RNIB)

Help decide a New Name

One of Cardiff and Wales’ oldest charities (and now part of the RNIB family) - CIB (Cardiff Institute for the Blind) needs your help in deciding on a new name, visual logo and strapline. As much as we know and love CIB, we know that the organisation's name has stopped or delayed many people with sight loss from asking for or accepting support and it no longer reflects what CIB is all about. 


We’re especially keen to receive feedback from those who may not have come into contact with CIB – we want to make sure we’re reaching those that may not have even heard of us (or need us) yet.


Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB) have just launched the second and final stage of their consultation to change their name and are asking for feedback via an online survey, available from the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/decideourname2?fbclid=IwAR06xQINW0RaDCVVj9F7-zbbQaKNA_W0K1QceB5Zeq3-57mFs6ZcZySzR3Y


You can also contact CIB on 029 2039 8900 if you would like to complete the questionnaire over the phone, in Welsh or in an alternative format.

Gender Equality Review - Stakeholder Event Cardiff

by Chwarae Teg

Please find below the link for our last stakeholder event of Phase 2 of the Gender Equality Review.  The event is being held on 9th May 2019 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at YMCA Plas, 2 Shakespeare Street, Cardiff, CF24 3ES.

As part of the Gender Equality Review for Welsh Government we want to create a Roadmap for Wales. This Roadmap will act as a list of recommendations on how we can achieve equality across all aspects of women’s lives. The Gender Equality Review was announced in March 2018, Phase 1 was completed in July 2018 and the report can be found here

We hope that by bringing together stakeholders from across Wales, we will hear about issues, challenges and opportunities to deliver change for different groups of women. We’re particularly keen to discuss issues which may not have received as much focus in the past and hear your innovative solutions to these issues.  Please click the following link to book your ticket: