Universal Credit Roadshows taking place across Brent

18/07/2018

Brent Council is hosting a series of roadshows to help council tenants prepare for the full roll out of Universal Credit in Brent from November 2018.

The government’s introduction of Universal Credit has caused many issues in other parts of the country, and the council is taking a proactive stance to prepare those that may be affected.

The Universal Roadshows are being held in community centres across Brent, where tenants can find out more about Universal Credit and what it may mean for them. As well as officers from Brent Housing Management Income Team there will be representatives from:

• Citizen’s Advice Brent (CAB)

• Brent Council’s Housing Welfare Reform Team

• The Living Room Project

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform said: “The roll out of Universal Credit across Brent from November will mean huge changes for many people. I’m determined to make sure we’re doing all we can to support people through the process. These roadshows are a chance for anyone to ask questions and explore concerns before the roll out begins so that we can make sure the right support is in place. So please do come along and speak with officers who can provide advice and guidance”.

 

The roadshows will be taking place on the following dates:

25 July 2018 11:00 – 14:00 Willesden Green Library - CANCELLED (will be rearranged)

2 August 2018 11:00 – 14:00 Henderson Close Meeting Room St Raphael’s Estate

8 August 2018 11:00 – 14:00 Harlesden Library 

22 August 11:00 – 14:00 William Dunbar House Meeting Room, South Kilburn Estate

For further information, please contact the Financial Inclusion Team on 020 8937 2790 or the Income Management Team on 020 8937 2730.