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Benefits withdrawals and Food Banks

Advisers often have to refer clients to food banks because their benefits have stopped due to administrative problems

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Upcoming Training

  • PIP: What You Need to Know About the New Form and Medical Assessment

    03 August 2016 - 11:30

    PIP 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.
  • Challenging Decisions and Welfare Reform

    18 August 2016 - 14:00

    This 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.
  • Understanding Welfare Reform Sanctions

    07 September 2016 - 10:30

    This 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.
  • Safer Lone Working for Frontline Staff

    09 September 2016 - 10:30

    Offering help to people in a work situation, often in difficult circumstances, doesn't have to mean taking risks. Feeling safe and well doesn't just extend to face-to-face work with clients, it includes telephone interactions with them as well. This practical, interactive and engaging...
  • Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy with Adults

    13 September 2016 - 10:00

    The Certificate in Independent Advocacy allows Independent Advocates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in their Independent Advocacy role. The course includes knowledge and skills based assessments and involves learners demonstrating competency in work related tasks...
  • Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy Provision to Children and Young People

    13 September 2016 - 10:00

    The Certificate in Independent Advocacy allows Independent Advocates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in their Independent Advocacy role. The course includes knowledge and skills based assessments and involves learners demonstrating competency in work related tasks...

Latest News

  • 21 Years in the Independent Advice Sector!

    28 June 2016 - 16:27

    Advice NI’s CEO, Bob Stronge, Looks Back at 21 Years in the Independent Advice Sector
  • Work with Us

    10 June 2016 - 16:29

    Advice NI is currently seeking applications for a Tax & Benefits Adviser.  The postholder will work as part of a small team, providing Tax...
  • Funding Focus June 2016

    10 June 2016 - 14:26

    Funding remains very difficult in these economically stringent times but it is important to focus on funding opportunities to help your organisation both...

About Advice NI

The Independent Advice Network is here to help you improve the quality of your life. We offer information, advice, advocacy and representation on: