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Zoe Charlesworth, Head of Policy, was invited to present to the National Housing Federation’s Southwest meeting in June to discuss migration to Universal Credit and its implications for providers. Zoe, together with Policy and Operations Intern, Sam Tims, talked about the work our client, The Guinness Group, is doing to plan for their clients moving to Universal Credit, during both natural and managed migration.
With the UC rollout continuing providers are keen to learn from each other about the changes UC brings. One aspect that housing association representatives raised was whether clients should take the DWP’s advance, and therefore receive lower monthly income for a while, in order to cover the five-week wait. The discussion revealed no common view, though providers need tools to support clients with different circumstances in order to provide the right advice and avoid arrears.
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