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​Dove House Advice Services

​An advice service was able to help a family improve the quality of their lives

A client who was a single parent with a number of children sought help from Dove House Advice Services. The family needed immediate intervention after the marriage broke down due to alcohol related issues and difficulties coping with a range of debt problems.

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Upcoming Training

  • An Introduction to Personal Independence Payments

    28 September 2016 - 09:30

    The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent at Westminster on the 8th of March 2012 and introduced significant reforms to the Social Security Benefit System including the abolition of Disability Living Allowance for working age people in favour of a new benefit known as a Personal Independence...
  • An Introduction to Providing Debt Advice

    06 October 2016 - 09:30

    This generalist level course is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3. It will help you understand the basic principles of money advice; explore the nature and extent of a debt problem and how to check your client’s liability. This course (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for attending skilled level (...
  • Understanding Age Awareness and Working with Older People

    11 October 2016 - 09:30

    This thought provoking, practical and engaging half day session will equip individuals with essential front line skills to help anyone working directly with older people. Examine Ageing, population changes and issues affecting older people. Challenge perceptions/stereotypes. Consider how to better...
  • From Social Fund to Discretionary Support

    12 October 2016 - 10:30

    This session will explain the impact of Welfare Reform on the Social Fund and what remains in place after reform. It will look at the new Discretionary Support Scheme and the role of the Discretionary Support Scheme Commissioner.
  • Business Debts: Self-Employed Clients and Directors of Limited Companies

    18 October 2016 - 09:30

    As in many areas of money advice it is vital that advisers understand some key points before advising on Business Debts. This course will enable you to advise and assist individuals with business debts when they have ceased trading and to make appropriate referrals where they continue to trade. You...
  • Question Time Session: The Mitigation Package

    19 October 2016 - 14:00

    Have your questions on Welfare Reform answered by our experts. We will conduct specific Question Time sessions lasting 2 hours and strictly limited to 12 places per session. Once booked, we will contact you to find out that one burning question you have about Welfare Reform. Our experts will...

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