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A Change in Family Circumstances

​"Before I saw the adviser I couldn’t visualise a way out of my situation"

A client was recently separated from her abusive husband and was unaware that he had stopped paying their joint mortgage and secured loan. The lender was forcing repossession and as the client could not afford repayments she had to find alternative accommodation.

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Upcoming Training

  • An Accredited Guide to Welfare Reforms (Run 6 - Belfast - March 2017)

    23 March 2017 - 10:00

    This interactive course covers all aspects of current welfare reforms including PIP, ESA changes, Discretionary Support, and changes to housing related benefits. It explores sanctions, mitigations, and challenging decisions (e.g. mandatory reconsiderations). The course will fully equip advisers...
  • Effectively Challenging Utility Debt

    24 March 2017 - 09:30

    This skilled level course will enable you to advise your client on their rights and responsibilities under the relevant utilities legislation including gas, electricity and telecommunications. The course enables trainees to negotiate with Creditors using the Codes of Practice to which those...
  • Welfare Reform Awareness Raising Session - 27th March 2017

    27 March 2017 - 10:00

    This FREE half day training session provides participants with an overview of current welfare reforms including Personal Independence Payments, Employment Support Allowance changes, Discretionary Support/Finance Support Service, and changes to housing related benefits. It will also provide an...
  • Overview of Consumer Law

    03 April 2017 - 09:30

    This practical and interactive course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to identify and apply statutory consumer rights and responsibilities. It will provide an overview of relevant consumer legislation, including recent legislation in consumer law introduced in 2015...
  • Level 3 Certificate In Independent Advocacy - Unit 309 - (4th & 11th April 2016)

    04 April 2017 - 09:30

    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...
  • Universal Credit Awareness Session

    05 April 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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