The aim of the newly-established Employment and Welfare Support Service steering group at The Brain Charity is to ensure the projects are accountable, progressive and successful. The Team Lead, Rhian Beckett, would like to invite a legal professional to join the committee as a sector representative to keep them on track and offer expertise and governance in your given area.
The purpose of the group is to strategise and widen the provision across all organisations involved to help more people from vulnerable groups access employment guidance, jobs/opportunities and welfare and legal rights. They don’t have legal provision at The Brain Charity so any legal representation and direction is always highly valued.
The Brain Charity is a small-medium sized charity that offers front line services nationwide for anyone with a neurological condition, also supporting family members and carers. Their services include: Counselling, Carers Advocacy, Employment and Welfare Benefits support, Information and Advice support about all types of conditions – they also run free events, courses and support groups for their users both in centre and online.
The next meeting is scheduled for Fri 24th September 13:30-15:00 at their centre located near Lime Street. It will only be our second meeting so there’s still room to develop discussion points. Meetings are held every other month – next meeting (meeting no.2) will be held on 24th September.
The Brain Charity – Rhian Beckett (Projects Manager and E&W Team lead), Nanette Mellor (CEO) and Bill Chambers (Chair of Board of Trustees)
Aspire Education – Keith Ellison (Programme Manager)
University of Liverpool – James Organ (Lecturer in Law)
Citizens Advice Liverpool – Maria Vaccarello
Job Centre Plus – to be confirmed
Liverpool John Moores – to be confirmed
Liverpool Law Society – legal professional to be confirmed
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Rhian Beckett