27 February 2013

Changes to the benefit system - find out what these could mean for you



Lambeth council is organising two welfare reform briefing sessions at Lambeth Accord (Brixton Road) on Tuesday, 5 March and Thursday, 28 March, with sessions each day from 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm.

These sessions are designed to provide advice to residents about the upcoming changes to the welfare system that will take effect from April 2013. They will also look at what Lambeth is doing as a council with its partners to support residents and organisations affected.

The 6 main changes the sessions will cover are:


· Introduction of the Benefit Cap

· Introduction of the Size Criteria

· Abolition of the Discretionary Social Fund

· New Council Tax Support Scheme

· Change from DLA to PIP

· Introduction of Universal Credit


We will also touch on the council’s new Financial Resilience Strategy which is currently being developed. The aim of this strategy is to take steps to improve how well Lambeth’s residents are able to cope financially and has come about largely due to the changes to the welfare reform agenda.

So if you think you might be affected by these changes, please do come along. There will be plenty of time for questions and clarifications, while we will provide handouts on each of the main changes for you to take away.

If you would like to book a place on any of these four sessions, please email kbriggs@lambeth.gov.uk stating clearly which date/time you wish to attend.

15 February 2013

Bring your frying pan for pancake fun in Myatt's Fields Park this Sunday!

This Sunday, 17 February 2013, there will be pancake flipping, racing and music in Myatt's Fields Park, Camberwell in Lambeth's Vassall Ward.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the pancake day events around the Bandstand in the park. Events start at 2pm with the adults' pancake race taking place at 3 and the children's race starting at 3:15.

There will be music on the bandstand by Stop Look Listen.

See poster below for further details

Myatts Fields Park Flipping Fun poster

Myatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.

08 February 2013

Celebrate National Libraries Day at the Minet Library with a tour of the archives and a screening of The Name of the Rose

Come to the Minet Library on Knatchbull Road, Camberwell SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward tomorrow, Saturday 9 February 2013, to celebrate National Libraries Day.

The archives, which are based at the library, are offering a tour at 11am - come and find out more about the fascinating store of Lambeth history housed within the Minet.

At 2pm the Minet Library Film Club will be screening the film The Name of the Rose