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GIPSIL Benefits & Housing Training Programme Spring 19

Between January and May 2019, we have a range of training courses covering: Universal Credit; Sickness & Disability Benefits; Paying The Rent; Challenging Benefit Decisions; Benefits and Entitlements for People from Abroad; Identifying Housing Status and Possession Proceeding in Rented Housing; and Homelessness, including the Homeless Reduction Act 2017. Please see the attached document for full […]

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GIPSIL APPEAL (Winter Fuel Payments)

GIPSIL is launching it’s annual appeal to ask people who receive the Government’s Winter Fuel Payment, and who may not need it themselves, to consider donating it to us, for us to distribute to the young people we work with. If you, or someone you know, are able to donate your Winter Fuel Payment (or part of […]

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Engage Leeds wins the Locality 2018 Partnership Award

The Engage Leeds partnership – between GIPSIL, Barca-Leeds, Connect Housing and Riverside Care & Support – won a national award at Locality’s national convention on November 7th. Locality brings together community organisations from across the country, and their annual convention is always one of the highlights of the year. This is the first time awards have […]

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GIPSIL reaccredited by Investors In People

GIPSIL has been reaccredited by Investors In People until 2021, with all nine indicators met at Developed level. The assessor – Jeff Law – met with over 30 GIPSIL colleagues in August, and he reported: “The commitment and drive in living the values with integrated team working is excellent and reflected by everyone I talked […]

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Leeds Pride 2018 -What A Great Day!

Colleagues from GIPSIL and our partners in the Engage Leeds service – Barca, Connect and Riverside – took part in the biggest Leeds Pride annual event  to date on Sunday 5th August. Up to 40,000 people were in the city to join the celebrations in glorious sunshine. The Engage Leeds float was one of 120 parading from […]

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Autumn 2018 Benefits & Housing Training Programme

A new programme of training courses from September to December 2018 is now available. Topics include: Universal Credit Sickness & Disability Benefits Challenging Benefits Decisions Identifying Housing Status and Possession Proceedings in Rented Housing Homelessness, including the Homelessness Reduction Act Dates, full course descriptions and the application form are all in the document below. GIPSIL Benefit […]

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GIPSIL is 25!

GIPSIL was registered as an Industrial and Provident Society on 6th April 1993. Many thanks to the founder members from the Gipton community who had the vision and commitment to make a difference for young people in East Leeds. And to all our colleagues who carry on that work today, on a much larger scale. […]

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Spring Training Programme: extra courses

Further to our published Spring Training Programme and due to demand, we have added further dates for the ESA and PIP (Friday 18th May 18) and Universal Credit (Friday 8th June 18) training courses – see the document below for full details. We have also commissioned Heather Collins, a specialist housing trainer with Shelter, to […]

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Welfare Benefits Training Programme, Jan – May 2018

Now available: the early 2018 programme of Benefits Training organised by GIPSIL in association with Jana Elles, a specialist trainer and consultant Courses include: Benefits and Coming to the UK Universal Credit Welfare Benefits Overview ESA and PIP Paying the Rent: Housing Benefit and the UC Rent Element Benefits, Work and Health: Common Issues Challenging Benefit […]

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GIPSIL and Elevate move to the Old Fire Station, Gipton

It’s been many years in the planning, but we’re delighted to have moved into the Old Fire Station on Gipton Approach. Built in 1937, until its closure in Autumn 2015, Gipton was one of the oldest working Fire Stations in the country. It has been replaced by a new Station at Killingbeck. Through the great […]

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