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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 It has been replaced by a new Station at Killingbeck.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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Engage Leeds goes live April 2017

From April 2017, a new city wide visiting housing support service goes live in Leeds! Engage Leeds is a partnership between GIPSIL, Barca-Leeds, Connect Housing and Riverside Housing. We’ll be supporting people to prevent homelessness, sustain long-term housing solutions and integrate with their communities, through engaging with activities, education and employment. We’ll be working with […]

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GIPSIL Advice Service: an ‘Exemplar Organisation’

Following our bi-annual audit, GIPSIL Advice Service has been reaccredited as achieving the Advice Service Alliance’s Advice Quality Standard, and received a glowing commendation in the summary of findings: “It was clear to the Auditor that there is active management of the Standard and a genuine desire to seek improvements to the organisation and running […]

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CHY is 10… and winning awards!

CHY (Construction and Housing Yorkshire) has celebrated 10 years of delivering social value via construction projects in Leeds and beyond. Over 180 people attended a celebration event at Holy Trinity Church on the evening of Thursday 26th January.  A huge thank you to Land Securities, Galliford Try and Schulmans for sponsoring the event. And in […]

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