The Five-Week Wait In Universal Credit: Inquiry

The parliamentary Work and Pensions Select Committee have been taking evidence on the issue of the Five Week Wait for first normal payment of Universal Credit that is currently built into the design of the benefit . Our submission to the committee is here.

We are recruiting… Service Supervisor- Sheffield Advocacy Hub (Ref AS12 09-19)

We are seeking a Service Supervisor to manage the day to day operation of Sheffield Advocacy Hub including directly supervising the work of our advocates. This is a demanding role requiring a high degree of professionalism, providing support, supervision and performance management to a team of staff working to strict targets, and ensuring the efficient function of the Hub referral and allocation processes. Our ideal candidate will have significant management experience alongside an excellent understanding of independent advocacy and the statutory framework in which it is delivered.

New ‘Does Universal Credit Help Work Progression?’ Report

Citizens Advice Sheffield have published a report arising from interviews with clients who are on Universal Credit and working part time in Sheffield.

The report is based on interviews with an anonymised sample of Citizens Advice Sheffield’s client to see if the Universal Credit system is helping them with work progression to increase their income.