Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission Event – Making Welfare Work in Croydon – 24 September 2015

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is holding an open meeting with Sir John Hills CBE of London School of Economics on Thursday 24 September 2015, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Croydon College,  College Road, Croydon, CR9 1DX. 

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Prof. John Hills is a highly respected and celebrated social commentator and expert on the welfare system.

Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission are encouraging everyone with an interest in hearing from and speaking to Prof. Hills to join them.

Prof. Hills’ recent book Good Times, Bad Times, described by Times Higher Education as “an academic book for everyone”, examines today’s Britain and questions long-held opinions about who benefits from the welfare state.

Commission Chair and Bishop of Croydon the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark said,

“This was a fantastic opportunity for the people of Croydon to discuss the challenges facing the borough with a leading expert in the field. 

Whether you’re young or old, a student, a worker, a jobseeker or a pensioner, this is a great chance to hear from a renowned expert on our welfare system, and discuss with him what it means for our borough and our future.”

The meeting will be held at Room 330 in Croydon College from 6.30-8.00pm, on Thursday 24th September. Please enter the college via the main reception on College Road.

Please book a place

It is free to attend and all are welcome, but booking is required.

To book your place, email or call 0800 612 2182 and ask for Pancho.

Alternatively, register for a place on the commission’s Eventbrite here.

There is disabled access to the venue and its toilet facilities. Please let the Commission support team know in advance via the contact details above if you require any special assistance.


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The commission will publish its Interim Report shortly, and its final report is due for January 2016.

For more information please e-mail

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This is an open event and anyone is welcome to attend.

For details and updates see 

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