Women and economy

New Project - Wise Steps Employability Programme at WHiST

WHiST's new employability programme provides one to one tailored support to enable women to take positive steps towards work and help with accessing employment, training and work experience opportunities as well as support with job search, achieving qualifications and improving health, wellbeing and life chances. If you are interested in signing up to the programme or would like further information please contact Asia Uddin, Employment Coach on 0191 454 6959

European Union (EU) Settlement Scheme Applications

Do you support women who are European Union (EU) citizens from outside the United Kingdom (UK) living in the UK?  They will need to apply for Settled Status if they want to stay in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. "If you have come to live in the UK from another European Union country (EU) – ACT NOW to ensure you can stay after Brexit. Please visit gov.uk for more information translated into 26 languages.

Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations

Aspects of the social security system undermine the UK Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Economic abuse is included in a statutory definition of abuse in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill; but the Bill’s potential is undermined by aspects of the benefits system that give additional scope for abusers to misuse benefits (e.g. the Universal Credit single payment) and by failing to meet survivors’ needs.

Read the full report here.

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