Sheffield Hallam University is a well established and widely respected educational institution. It recently published a report entitled ‘Hitting the poorest places hardest”, which was concerned with the impact of the welfare reforms being implemented by the coalition government which will continue until 2017. The Sheffield Hallam study quotes the widely reported figure that the welfare reforms will take nearly £19 billion out of the economy (or generate savings to the welfare budget,
George Bernard Shaw said that youth is wasted on the young. Being young can bring its own challenges however. You may have just received your A-level results and are planning to start university this autumn. If so you might be faced with the issue of where to live.
Ghandi understood the value of volunteering “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.
Whether you’re at school or retired, working or job hunting, there’s a rewarding role for you with Citizens Advice Waverley. Here are ten great reasons to volunteer:
Anything which can go wrong will go wrong – and at the worst possible time! (Murphy’s Law).
Cars, washing machines, central heating… you name it. Breaking down just when you need them most and costing an arm and a leg to fix or replace. But how are you going to pay for it?
ARE YOU OF WORKING AGE AND IN NEED OF HELP WITH DAILY LIVING OR MOBILITY? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)
PIP is a new benefit for people who need help participating in everyday life or who find it difficult to get around.
The single biggest change in the coalition government’s welfare reform programme is the introduction of Universal Credit. The new system will involve a number of changes for claimants – including the provision that making and managing benefit claims will be done online. While this clearly has the potential to simplify the administration of the benefits system the government has recognized.
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.
As the holiday season reaches its peak, many people, be they tourists or travellers will be going abroad for their annual vacation. While technology in general and the Internet in particular have made the world smaller,
In days gone by, if you were buying something good practice was based on expressions like not looking a gift horse in the mouth or taking care to avoid buying a pig in a poke. Presumably dissatisfaction with goods or services provided has been around since stone age cave dwellers traded flint and obsidian (cooled volcanic lava which like flint could be fashioned to produce sharp blades and arrow heads)
Are these expressions of any use to you today if you’re looking to get your loft insulated or double glazing fitted?