Neil Batemans’ Customers

Computer Worker

I have provided services to a large number of organisations and their clients. Here are those whom I either currently provide services to or who I have provided services to in the past.

  • Age Concern England

    Research into benefits and health
  • Apna Ghar Housing Association

           Assistance with complex housing benefit issues

  • Bestwood Advice Centre Nottingham

    Review of quality processes and audit of casework
  • Birmingham Law Society

    Welfare benefits training for solicitors
  • Blackpool Borough Council

    Welfare rights training for staff and local advice agencies and strategic welfare rights advice
  • Bryn Melyn Group Foundation

    Strategic advice on benefits for care leavers & conference report. Input to HM Treasury review of financial support for young people
  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

    Strategic advice about benefits and fostering/guardianship
  • Cambridge Mencap

    Advice and advocacy about benefits for people in shared ownership housing
  • Care Housing

            Assistance with complex housing benefit issues

  • Carers UK

    Welfare rights training
  • Carmarthenshire County Council

    Strategic welfare rights advice on adult placements
  • Caxton Foundation

    Welfare rights advice and advocacy for people with Hepatitis C from contaminated NHS blood products
  • Central Law Training

    Welfare benefits training for solicitors
  • Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

    Co-author of Young Persons Handbook, Welfare to Work Handbook, Disability and Carers Handbook and the Newcomer's Handbook. Also, welfare rights training
  • Chartered Institute of Housing

    Welfare rights training for housing professionals
  • Child Poverty Action Group

    Welfare rights training and workshop at annual conference
  • Childrens Rights Officers and Advocates

    Workshops at annual conference
  • Chris Stewart and Associates Ltd

    Welfare rights training for local authority revenues and benefits staff in Kent, Norfolk, Gloucestershire, Moray & Lancashire
  • Circle Anglia Housing Group/Epic Trust (Haringey and Islington)

    Welfare rights training and ongoing contract to provide second tier advice for staff
  • Citizens Advice Specialist Support Unit

    Second tier advice to Citizens Advice Bureaux advisers
  • Citizens Information Board (Ireland)

    Speaker at conference in Dublin April 2007
  • Connexions Northamptonshire

    Welfare rights training for staff
  • Community Care Live

    Welfare rights seminar and advice clinic
  • Disability Rights Commission

    Drafting amendments to social security legislation for debate in Parliament
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council

    Welfare rights training for staff
  • East Sussex County Council Social Services

    Strategic welfare rights advice on adult placements
  • Enfield London Borough

    Strategic welfare rights advice on adult placements
  • Family Business (Parentline Plus & One Parent Families)

    Welfare rights training
  • Flagship Housing Group

    Welfare rights training for staff and strategic welfare rights consultancy
  • Haringey Association for Independent Living

    Strategic welfare rights advice and complex casework
  • Haringey London Borough

    Strategic advice about benefit take-up
  • Home Farm Trust

    Advice and advocacy for service users and strategic welfare rights advice
  • Institute of Legal Executives

    Independent member of Advocacy Rights Committee (2007-2010)
  • Julian Housing Trust (Norwich)

    Developmental work on advocacy skills for staff
  • Kings College Hospital (London)

    Welfare rights training for social workers
  • Knowsley Borough Council

    Strategic welfare rights advice on adult placements
  • Lancashire County Council

    Strategic developmental work with Welfare Rights Service
  • Lisson Grove Benefits Program

    Helping develop welfare rights advice software
  • Local Government Association

    Social security adviser (honorary position)
  • Macfarlane Trust

    Welfare rights advice and advocacy for people with haemophilia who are HIV positive as a result of contaminated NHS blood products
  • MBARC (Michael Bell Associates)

    Associate Consultant on several major projects, including
    • Developing national competences for advice workers in Scotland for the Scottish Executive
    • Reviews of advice services in Bristol, Nottingham, Reading, Oldham, Tower Hamlets and Haringey
    • Research into Citizens Advice Bureaux advice partnerships
    • Research about access to housing advice by black and minority ethnic groups
    • Audits of welfare rights advice services
    • Assessment of debt advice providers
    • Standards for advisers in Wales
  • Minds Eye

    Welfare rights training for staff working in supported housing
  • National Association of Adult Placement Services

    Strategic welfare rights consultancy, welfare rights training and workshops at annual conferences, advice on difficult benefit issues
  • National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers

    Representative on DWP Policy and Strategy Forum
  • National Care Leavers Conference

    Workshops about benefits policy and young people
  • Northamptonshire Welfare Rights Advice Service

    Training for advice workers
  • Oxford City Council

    A strategy for social welfare law advice services
  • Papworth Trust

    Strategic welfare rights advice about shared ownership and advice to service users
  • PLUS Services

    Welfare rights training about benefits for people with a learning disability
  • Portland Supported Housing (Derby)

    Consultancy on Housing Benefit problems
  • Progressive Legal Training

    Welfare rights training for lawyers
  • Pro Housing Alliance

    Research into the impact of welfare reform on low income private tenants (sub-contractor with Gill Leng Housing Solutions)
  • Refugee Council Ipswich

    Welfare rights advice during Refugee Week
  • Reside Housing Association

    Welfare Rights advocacy and advice about supported housing
  • Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

    Welfare rights training for welfare staff
  • Royal National Institute for Blind People

    Research into impact of welfare reform on people with a visual impairement
  • Ryes School Suffolk

    Member of Advisory Panel and welfare rights training for staff
  • Sandwell Council

    Evaluations of benefit take-up work with older people and teenage parents. Review of benefits advice in GP practices. Research about welfare rights work for children and family social care services.
  • SITRA (housing consultancy)

           Associate consultant.  Social security funding of sheltered housing

  • Solicitors

    Expert witness services in benefit fraud, matrimonial and personal injury cases for numerous solicitors in England, Wales and Scotland and also in the USA. Click here.
  • Space East

    Training
  • Staffordshire County Council

    Review of welfare rights advice services
  • Suffolk County Council

    Welfare rights training for local community organisations and strategic welfare rights advice
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

    Review of welfare rights advice services
  • University of Cambridge Board of Continuing Education

    Welfare rights training for lawyers
  • Valuing People Project (Department of Health) 

    Strategic welfare rights advice
  • Worcestershire County Council

            Welfare Rights training for staff working with young people