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The Growth of Food Banks in Northern Ireland
In 2013, advisers from the independent advice network reported seeing increasing numbers of people seeking advice who were in a critical financial situation, where there was no immediate support available from the social security or tax credit systems.
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Food banks fulfil a vital role as they help to support people who find themselves or their families without food. Over the last few years particularly as a result of the economic downturn there has been a rapid growth of food banks providing emergency help and assistance to people across Northern Ireland. In order to help understand the rise in reliance of people on emergency food Advice NI has carried out research.
18 August 2016 - 14:00This session will look at how decisions are made , what mandatory reconsideration is and what direct lodgement means for a client’s rights to appeal. It will explain the new process for challenging a case and the financial considerations of this for benefits like ESA or JSA.
22 August 2016 - 10:30PIP Fresh Claims began on June 20th 2016. This practical session will advise you on best practice in form completion and how to advise your clients in preparation for the medical assessment.
24 August 2016 - 09:30This half day training course provides participants with a dynamic overview of the changes initiated by welfare reform and the mitigations tabled by the Welfare Reform Mitigations Working Group (January 2016). It covers reforms to benefits for children, working age and older people, including means...
06 September 2016 - 09:30This course is designed for advisers dealing with debt at all levels, who want to provide a high quality, effective and measurable debt advice service. It provides an opportunity to explore key factors to promote good practice in dealing with debt cases which includes; cases management, referrals...
07 September 2016 - 10:30This session will explain how individuals will have certain obligations placed upon them to successfully maintain their claim to benefits and the impact of sanctions on those deemed not to have carried out these actions.
08 September 2016 - 10:00Have 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...
28 June 2016 - 16:27Advice NI’s CEO, Bob Stronge, Looks Back at 21 Years in the Independent Advice Sector
10 June 2016 - 16:29Advice NI is currently seeking applications for a Tax & Benefits Adviser. The postholder will work as part of a small team, providing Tax...
10 June 2016 - 14:26Funding remains very difficult in these economically stringent times but it is important to focus on funding opportunities to help your organisation both...