Annual Report

The CommuniCare Annual Report for 2017 has now been published. if you would like to know a little more about what we do, or understand how we work, please do have a read. The report is in A5 booklet format. if you are printing please do select the...

Universal Credit

Reading is now a full service area for Universal Credit. This means that clients making new claims for Income Support, JSA, ESA, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit, will now have to apply for UC. This is the biggest change to the benefit system in...

Goodbye 2017 ……. Hello 2018

Another busy year has come to an end, a year when we have seen an increase in referrals for home visits, an increase in the number of clients we see at our outreach sessions and a steady flow of clients in our advice centre.  It is also a year where we have continued...

Thank You to Local Supporter

http://shoutback.shoosmiths.co.uk/?p=6411 Thank you to a local solicitors who are long time supporters of CommuniCare  

April Figures

April Client Figures. Clients seen in advice centre = 245 Clients seen on home visits & outreach = 19 Clients turned away due to being full = 36 Days closed early as waiting room full = 6

March Figures

CommuniCare is as busy as ever. In March we have recorded the following figures: 317 clients seen in the advice centre. 31 clients seen either at an outreach session or on a home visit. 12 days we had to close the waiting room early as we had reached capacity. If you...

The Benefit Cap

The Government introduced the benefit cap in 2013. The benefit cap provides a clear incentive for people to move into work and ensures we have a welfare system that is fair for those who need it and those who pay for it. Evaluation of the benefit cap has shown that...

Proposed Changes to ESA

An interesting article concerning the proposed training to work capability tests for Employment Support Allowance additional hints....

October Figures

Figures for October: 273 clients seen in the centre 26 client seen on home visits & outeach sessions. 30 turnaway as too busy Doors closed early 12 times as waiting room full cytotec pills buy...

AQS Accreditation

CommuniCare adheres to the standards set by AQS for advice work. We are assessed by AQS every 2 years to ensure that we continue to meet the high standards they set.  We are delighted to say that we have just had our 2 year assessment and we have retained our AQS...