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Food Banks

​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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Upcoming Training

  • Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy

    22 June 2017 - 10:00

    This Award is an introductory qualification for candidates who are interested in acquiring knowledge about the role of an Independent Advocate. It comprises the unit ‘Understanding the Purpose and Role of the Independent Advocate’. This is a knowledge based unit. What the Course covers: The...
  • Using the Consumer Credit Act in Practice

    23 June 2017 - 09:30

    Following from the What is the Consumer Credit Act on-line learning (which is a pre-requisite), this discussion based, and practical day is designed to support your application of the theory and legislation related to the Consumer Credit Act. It will give you the opportunity to build on previous...
  • NI Advice Standard Training: Case Recording and Quality of Advice Audits - 28th June 2017

    28 June 2017 - 10:00

    This course is to prepare managers and advisers for the Northern Ireland Advice Quality Standard. It will provide a practical guide to improve the quality of case recording and how to evidence continuous personal development. It will also cover the Advice NI recommended quality assurance activities...
  • Dealing with Challenging Client Scenarios

    30 June 2017 - 09:30

    This practical and interactive course will explore common challenges that arise when working with clients in the provision of advice services. It will identify and share helpful methods for dealing with such challenging circumstances and focus on how to respond in a safe and positive way to such...
  • Universal Credit Awareness Session - Advice NI, Belfast (30th June 2017 - 10am - 1pm)

    30 June 2017 - 10:00

    This FREE half day training session focuses on perhaps the most significant reform to Social Security since the inception of the Welfare State. It provides participants with an overview of which means tested benefits Universal Credit replaces, how entitlement is calculated, how it works for...
  • Universal Credit Awareness Session - LCDI, Limavady

    05 July 2017 - 10:00

    This FREE half day training session focuses on perhaps the most significant reform to Social Security since the inception of the Welfare State. It provides participants with an overview of which means tested benefits Universal Credit replaces, how entitlement is calculated, how it works for...

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