Category: Universal Credit

Universal Credit


Richard Vivian, Unite Community activist and Barnsley Unite Community Centre volunteer, delivered a fantastic session today at the Miners Hall on Universal Credit, part of the Government’s Welfare Reform Strategy.

Although Universal Credit has been dogged with problems from start and is running over budget, the Con Dems are pressing ahead with it. The course was designed to highlight the changes how to deal with them and the potential problems our community may face during and after its implementation.

Get ready for Universal Credit

Get ready for Universal Credit and improve your computer skills.


Universal Credit is being introduced in Barnsley on 2 March 2015 for new claimants who would have previously been eligible for Jobseeker’s Allowance.

The Unite Community Support Centre will is open for computer classes every Wednesday between 11.00 and 14.00. Call in for a chat, or ring 01226 215 557 to find out about how we can help.

View the flyer: Universal Credit Poster