Tea and Tech

We'll be running tech workshops at BUCFP for over 50's later in the year.

Topics will include:

  • Connecting to Wi-Fi

  • Basic Smartphone/Tablet use (e.g. Installing Apps, understanding what mobile data is, etc.)  

  • Communicating using Facebook and whatsapp

  • Setting up online accounts (e.g. email/social media/online shopping)

  • Staying safe online.

If you’re interested in attending, or know someone that is, please put your name down at BUCFP reception, call 01273 671 213 or fill in the form below, and we’ll be in touch with dates.

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Your personal information will remain confidential. It will be stored and used in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation 2018. BUCFP's Confidentiality and Data Protection policies are available on request.


Title of workshop: Get started with a tablet/smartphone

Find out how to get started with your new tablet or smartphone at this friendly group session. Find out what your smart device has to offer, including apps, personalisation and security tips.

Title of workshop: Facebook is easy!

Find out why so many people love Facebook! Get to grips with Facebook and learn how to use it for creating fun posts and to stay in touch with friends and family. The session will cover the basics including setting up a profile, creating posts, commenting on posts and last but not least, safety settings!

Title of event: How to stay safe online

Are you worried about doing things online? The internet is a fantastic resource, but as with everything, it has its risks. This session will give you some hints and tips including when a website is safe, the importance of passwords and how to email safely…all while enjoying this new online world!

Title of event: WhatsApp is easy!

Find out why so many people love WhatsApp! Get to grips with WhatsApp and learn how to use it for communicating with friends and family. The session will cover the basics including setting up groups, sending photos, recording voice clips and last but not least, safety settings!

BUCFP Welfare Rights Volunteers.

BUCFP are recruiting Welfare Rights Volunteers, and are keen to hear from those with experience of working within Welfare Rights, both academically and client facing. If you think that's you, please fill in the initial contact form below and we'll be in touch, to follow up with a description of the voluntary role. We generally meet Friday mornings at the centre, and volunteers generally sign up for 1 client facing session, morning or afternoon, a week. Welfare Rights advice sessions at BUCFP are run on a drop in basis. Clients put their name down and we generally see 2 to 3 people per session.

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Your personal information will remain confidential. It will be stored and used in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation 2018. BUCFP's Confidentiality and Data Protection policies are available on request.

Universal Credit: Written statement - 11 January 2019

Announced today, changes that will affect those with an SDP (Severe Disability Premium) in payment, those who had an SDP in payment who are now on UC. and those with children born before April ‘17;

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-01-11/HCWS1243/

“ The first is a negative Statutory Instrument to provide for the Severe Disability Premium Gateway. This prevents legacy claimants who are in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium from moving naturally to Universal Credit and allows them to continue to claim legacy benefits until they are moved over as part of the managed migration process. We committed to bringing this important extra protection into force on 16 January and this provision ensures that we will meet that commitment.

A second affirmative Statutory Instrument will contain the remaining regulations as laid on 5th November 2018. These deliver our commitment to provide the vital transitional protection for claimants who are moved by the Department, which is worth over £3 billion for claimants over 10 years. These also provide for transitional payments to those claimants who were previously in receipt of Severe Disability Premium and have moved to UC before the gateway came into force. “

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“ The current legislation provides that, from 1 February new claims to Universal Credit will support a maximum of two children, regardless of the date of birth of the children.

The Department has looked again carefully at this issue with particular focus on the families making a new claim whose children were all born prior to the implementation of the policy. We have concluded that including these families would not be right and therefore they will be entitled to support for any children born before 6 April 2017, the date that the policy was introduced. I am bringing forward the necessary legislation to enable this change. “

Christmas at BUCFP;

Christmas Dates for your diary:

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 12th December Centre opens at 12.30pm

Family Christmas Party – Sunday 9th December 2pm – 4.30pm - download a poster here

Playroom Winter Celebration - Tuesday 11th December 10.30am – 12.30pm

The opening & closing times for the Centre over Christmas are:
As usual until Friday 21st Dec.
(last playroom session – Friday 21st Dec)
Then 10.00am – 2.00pm 27th – 28th Dec.
Closed Tuesday 1st January 2019.