APAD Universal Credit Working Group

The APAD Universal Credit Working Group held its first meeting in Birmingham on 6 November 2018.

 The aims of the group agreed at that meeting are:

  • To provide advice and support and regular updates to the membership regarding Universal Credit.
  • To gather useful information, solutions and contacts and share this with the membership via the Newsletter and occasional emails.
  • To liaise with the DWP on behalf of APAD regarding our issues with Universal credit and use APAD members’ experience to encourage DWP to adopt consistent and better working practices with corporate Deputies and appointees.
  • To develop national contacts with the DWP (and other organisations) for APAD with regard to Universal Credit.


The working group will produce newsletters from time to time to share important news and updates about Universal Credit and its impact on corporate appointees. The newsletters will be emailed to members and you can also download them from the website:

Universal Credit Working Group newsletters