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Welfare Change Lived Experience Group

Harnessing the wisdom of people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages to improve access to the benefit system.

 

Who We Are

The Welfare Change Lived Experience Group is a group of experts with lived experience of multiple disadvantage and the social security system. 


We are passionate about improving access to benefits for those experiencing multiple disadvantages, and can provide expertise, practical advice and solutions to help overcome the barriers people face.

 
 

"Cheap Ice Cream and Pasta"

Mark B from the Welfare Change Lived Experience Group blogs on his experiences claiming benefits

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Our Passion

We can support JobCentre’s, charities and other organisations with advice on:


- Reaching people effectively through outreach models, co-location, flexible provision, effective pathways and joined up working

- Improving access by simplifying forms, data sharing, improving information for claimants and access to medical records and assessments

- Effective relationships between Work Coaches and claimants, by increasing understanding of homelessness, the causes of homelessness and the effects of childhood trauma, and developing trust through working with advocates

 

Working with us

We want to work with local Job Centres and charities that share our ambition of improving access to benefits for people experiencing multiple disadvantage.


For your part, we ask that you work with us to gather evidence of issues experienced by local people experiencing disadvantage, that you commit to implementing changes and that you ensure processes for measuring the impact of any changes is built into your design.


If you would like to hear more about us and our work please get in touch through the contact form below.

 

Do you want to work with us?

If you would like to hear more about us and our work please get in touch through the contact form below

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