Meeting to explain welfare reform

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A SPECIAL meeting will help explain upcoming welfare reform.

Winchester City Council is inviting voluntary organisations and agencies that work with jobseekers to a briefing about universal credit, part of the government’s programme of welfare reform.

Universal credit will be introduced in the Winchester District, which includes Whiteley, Denmead, and Bishop’s Waltham, in September.

On Tuesday, June 2, at St Peter’s Church Centre in Jewry Street, delegates will hear from two other district councils – West Lindsey and Eastleigh – about their preparations for and experience of universal credit.

Cllr James Byrnes, council member for economic development, said: ‘We are planning with partners to make sure no-one falls through the gaps in this new era.’

Organisations or individuals wishing to attend the seminar should visit