Invitation to Northern TUC Womens Group Event
Event details
Date
Wed 26 Jun 2019 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location
Durham Miners' Association (DMA)
Redhills, Flass Street,
DH1 4BE Durham
United Kingdom
GB
Cost
FREE
Overview

We are delighted that Laura Seebohm, Executive Director of Policy and Innovation at Changing Lives is able to join us at the meeting. Laura will speak about the impact of Universal Credit on women. She will specifically focus on the increasing numbers of women turning to ‘survival sex’ in order to cope with the financial hardship which has been exacerbated by Universal Credit and other areas of welfare reform by the current government. Laura will share experiences of some of the women supported by Changing Lives’ women’s services and also reflect on her own experience giving evidence to a recent parliamentary select committee chaired by Frank Field MP.

Domestic abuse toolkit: Business in the Community and PHE have published a domestic abuse toolkit that will help raise awareness of domestic abuse with employers and provide guidance on how they can support those affected by it.

Attendees will be able to view the webinar that introduces the toolkit. The Domestic Abuse Toolkit forms part of a suite of toolkits developed by Business in the Community, in association with PHE.

Developed in consultation with employers, the toolkit will help them spot the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse, which include:

  • frequent absence, lateness or needing to leave work early
  • reduced quality and quantity of work or missing deadlines
  • changes in the way an employee communicates - a large number of personal calls or texts or a strong reaction to personal calls
  • physical signs and symptoms such as unexplained or frequent bruises or other injuries

We will also discuss priority issues that arose from the recent TUC Women's Congress.

Please note that the closing date for registrations is Friday 21st June 2019 and you must register a place to attend.

Location
Invitation to Northern TUC Womens Group Event
Durham Miners' Association (DMA)
Redhills, Flass Street,
DH1 4BE Durham
United Kingdom
GB