Welfare Reform Awareness Raising Session - 27th March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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 sanctions, mitigations and challenging decisions.
Current scheduled sessions include the following and can be booked via our website at www.adviceni.net
Who Should Attend:
The course is aimed at advisers and others working with groups who will be impacted by Welfare Reform
The sessions are FREE to eligible groups including non-council funded advisers, specialist advisers, policy workers, political parties, council representatives, Independent Advocates, Voluntary & Community groups and networks working with those affected by Welfare Reform, and other groups working with those impacted by Welfare Reform (e.g. Social workers, housing associations etc.). To check eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 2 CDP hours available for the session.
The sessions can be used as evidence towards a range of units in our Advice and Guidance NVQ’s and Legal Advice qualifications including ‘Understanding the Importance of Legislation and Procedures’ (Unit 30). It is also linked to the National Occupational Standards for Legal Advisers including ‘IB19 – First Line Welfare Rights and Legal Advice’.