Universal Credit, discredited?

The forthcoming RAN Forum “Universal Credit: six months in” couldn’t be coming at a more fortuitous time. The Guardian published an article on 12th May about the complexity of UC and how many claims are failing because of that: theguardian.com/society/2018/may/12/one-in-five–turned-down-for-universal-credit-rules-too-complex “Ministers have already been forced to slow down the rollout … Read More

RAN’s 4th Forum

RAN’s Fourth Forum – Homelessness in Reading   The fourth Forum on 15th March 2018 included presentations by two RAN members about their work with clients who are homeless or who, but for their work, would be homeless. Reading Borough Council’s Homelessness Prevention Unit also gave a presentation on the … Read More

RAN’s Second AGM – October 2017

During our second AGM we shared with our Members our plans to roll out our first training programme in collaboration with Reading Voluntary Action, and which will focus on good governance. We also informed Members that we will re-vamp our website… Watch this space and tell us what you think (including … Read More

RAN’s Second Advice Forum

Working with users with Mental Health Problems The number of organisations prepared to release staff to attend our second advice forum over the half-term break, is a clear indicator of the shared feeling about the importance of this subject has for the Information and Advice sector. Over 25 participants, representing … Read More