“Enhancing Practice, Understanding Poverty; A Guildford Perspective”

Friday 18th September – St Saviour’s Church, Guildford

Organised by Guildford Advice Services, this free event is aimed at “grassroots” volunteers working in the Guildford area supporting clients who are experiencing hardship. There is also considerable change on the horizon and in order to help us all support the individuals and families we work with, to the very best of our ability, we need to be aware of these changes and their implications.

Proposed programme

9.30am         Arrival and registration

9.50am         Welcome; Why Are We Here Today?

Haydn Morris; Chief Executive “Catalyst” (formerly SADAS)

10.05am       Presentation Understanding Those We Support

Equal Opportunities in Practice and Listening Skills

Voluntary Action South-West Surrey

10.35am       Presentation The Impacts of Changes in Circumstances

Joan O’Byrne; Bureau Manager Guildford CAB

11.00am       Small group practical exercise

11.35am       Presentation 3Signposting

Community Engagement Team; Diocese of Guildford & Guildford CAB

Midday         Lunch

12.40            Presentation – Why Are People Short of Money?

Welfare Reform and Universal Credit

Surrey Welfare Rights Unit & Mark Beasley; Money Adviser, Guildford Borough Council

1.35pm         Small group practical exercise

2.10pm         Feed-back from delegates on areas more support and information needed

2.30pm         Close
To register please click on link below

Link to registration