When I was first approached to consider applying for a place on the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC), I had never even heard of it. Nonetheless, I quickly found myself wanting to know more because of my practical experience of …
Seyi Obakin OBE is the Chief Executive of Centrepoint, a leading national charity working with young people who have experienced homelessness. He is a chartered accountant and has worked in a wide range of social housing provision. He has also been involved in research and inquiries into family life and the support families need, lifelong literacy and youth enterprise. He is currently serving as a Commissioner of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
Most people want to belong, to be accepted as a member or part of something - be it a club, a friendship group, a social media network – the list goes on. Why is this so? It’s because belonging is …
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SSAC is an independent statutory body that provides impartial advice on social security and related matters. We scrutinise most of the complex secondary legislation that underpins the social security system.