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Supporting those who need it most

October 7th 2011


The Crisis Welfare Network focuses on investigating how government welfare to work programmes and strategies are supporting vulnerable people to engage and sustain in employment and training.

A series of events to discuss this highly topical issue are taking place across the country, and will be coming to Stoke-on-Trent on Friday, 30 September, with an appearance from local MP Tristram Hunt.

The seminar event will focus upon the current proposals set out the by coalition Government and how they intend to support people who are furthest from the labour market into suitable - and, most importantly, sustainable - employment.

The event takes place at The Bridge Centre, Stoke-on-Trent and is in partnership with Brighter Futures, a social community housing organisation that enables vulnerable people to live independent and fulfilled lives. Speakers will include representatives from Stoke Citizen’s Advice Bureau, staff from Brighter Futures and the Crisis Welfare Network, as well as the keynote speech from Tristram Hunt.

The event will also allow you to voice your opinions on what needs to be done and to reflect upon the current proposals, giving senior officials a better understanding of regional and national views “from the ground”.

To register for a fee of £10 or to find out more contact


October 2011



A portrait of a Very Big Issue

Supporting those who need it most

Can you stop to make a difference?

SIFA to celebrate new home

Wolverhampton visionary in the US

Mapping DZs

Carrying a torch

Drugs and hostels

Homeless people victims of slave trade

Men caught napping in coffins

Suspected meth factory in hostel

Guide in New York

New design keeps street sleepers warm

Rough sleepers mugged

Brighton re-count reveals rising number of rough sleepers

Dawn sweeps tackle street sleepers

Poor service at Centrepoint hostel

Scotland celebrates World Cup win

Here’s a pledge we made earlier

Scottish charity launches suicide prevention plan

Homeless hostel - owned by billionaires - closes

Street Shield 24: Street Shield and Popstar are at a soup run


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