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Apr18: UC Pres

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Transcript of Apr18: UC Pres

Socially responsible publishing
News people should know
Tabloid style, reader-friendly
Promotes self-reliance
Upbeat, self-help
Celeb and readers' voices
Dripfeed of tips, not preaching
For the latest, join the Quids In Professional Network:
qimag.uk/pnsub
UC: Coming, Ready or Not
Follow us or get in touch:
@socialpubproj
@quidsinmagazine
socialpublishingproject.com
quidsinmagazine.com
cleanslateltd.co.uk
The offer to the FinCap Forum
Help engage more stakeholders
Connect national/ regional/ local to individual (policy to lifestyle)
Share learning
QIPN/ Resource Hub maintaining connections between Forum meetings
Joint fundraising for regional partnerships
MAS What Works bid
Work with 5 networks
Build bridges to local services
Target communities with advice agencies on doorstep
Local signposting content for max impact
Take QI themes to Forum meetings
Maximising and monitoring feedback
On behalf of low income households,
we produced Dying for Change, calling for:
1. The financial means to protect wellbeing
2. Health-based response to, eg, debt-related illness
3. Financial services that protect and enable people
4. Access and ability to use IT to manage money
5. Engage low income households on their terms
qimag.uk/dying4change
Quids in!
magazine is our flagship publication

Low income households' resilience,
and claimants’ perspectives on Universal Credit
HELP! What claimants need to know...
Budgeting Advance
For one-off expenses
Deducted from UC over 6 months
Not for Housing Benefit element
JCP assesses repayment likelihood
Max limits apply, depending on circumstances
Further details:
qimag.uk/ucadv
Alternative Payment Arrangement
If claimant or family is at risk
For people from disadvantaged groups or risk of homelessness
Direct payment to landlord
Fortnightly or weekly payments
Split payments to households
Further details:
qimag.uk/ucapaa
Advance UC Payments
'Short Term Benefit Advance'
Not advertised by DWP
Best claimed through a third party like Citizens Advice
For claimants awaiting 1st payment

Further details:
qimag.uk/ucstba
Hardship Payments
If sanctioned, claimants may apply for a hardship payment if...
'Accommodation, heating, food and hygiene, or the needs of a child or young person' are at risk
Must be repaid and conditions apply
Further details:
qimag.uk/
uchardship
The Social Publishing Project has drafted
strategic responses to UC for stakeholders
to tackle the 'triple threat' 3 Bs:
1. Budgeting
2. Banking
3. Being online
See the template:
qimag.uk/ucplanning
And the
Tenants' Guide to Universal Credit


A different style of financial capability project: Light, tabloid, engaging, drip-feed, using
behavioural theory

Advice on budgeting, debt, savings, banking, getting online, consumer advice and
welfare

Sold
to landlords, authorities and agencies, reaching 200,000 households

Various editions and branded products, now including a monthly money email service
jeff@socialpublishingproject.com
Key Issues:
Banking - access to services
Budgeting, debt and spending
Being online: digital access/ skills
Hardship indicators: Impact of money worries on tenants...
... and stakeholders
FinCap cont'd: Saving, earning
Interventions: accessing advice
Quids in!
impact
Ffi:
qimag.uk/qiresearch18
Issues arising from
Quids in!
research:
Financial capability/ inclusion
Savings for setbacks and UC
IT skills and internet access
Health under attack - engage GPs
Target WANFTEs prior to UC
Welfare rights provision
New research programme launched Nov-17
Key challenges for local claimants:
Accessibility of IT facilities
Literacy/ numeracy - from app to journal
Process trips when not straightforward, eg, ID
Banking/ budgeting to manage direct payments
Conflicting or confusing direction from DWP
Crisis mode: 'How am I meant to eat?', 'I've been threatened with eviction', 'Cannot look for work'
Gathering intelligence:
Quids in!
national reach, working with RPs, LAs, advice agencies
Clean Slate employment support 'at the coal face', helping claimants apply/ manage money (or get by)
Quids in!
Guide to Universal Credit breaks
complex issues into the 'triple threat' 3 Bs:
1. Budgeting
2. Banking
3. Being online

Local intel vital: Southwark commissioned guide for its claimants; Clean Slate set up Practitioners Forum
@ontheslate
'Better off in work' fits Clean Slate's model creating paid work experience opportunities
B&NES Practitioners Forum:
B&NES/ Southwark meeting
'Ground up', identify issues, clarify, develop support and policy
Eg, TA to perm homes, APAs rejected, local banking access, split payments for DV, foreign national apps, council tax
Risk of duplication: National practitioner resource?
B&NES Practitioners Forum:
B&NES/ Southwark meeting
'Ground up', identify issues, clarify, develop support and policy
Eg, TA to perm homes, APAs rejected, local banking access, split payments for DV, foreign national apps, council tax
Risk of duplication: National practitioner resource?
The Social Publishing Project, responding to readers' needs:
responding to advisers'
(and policy makers') needs
For the latest, join the
Quids In Professional Network:
qimag.uk/pnsub
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