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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

  • Universal Credit: Digital Coaching

    25 June 2019 - 10:00

    This fully interactive, multimedia course will train advisers in the key skills required to support clients digitally in preparing for, making and maintaining a Universal Credit account. It covers all aspects of digital support from online safety to coaching clients digitally. It will fully equip...
  • Wiseradviser: Rates: Liability and Enforcement

    26 June 2019 - 09:30

    This skilled level course provides a comprehensive overview of Rates in Northern Ireland. It will enable you to advise your client on their rights and responsibilities in relation to Rates including liability, exemption, calculations, bills, help with rates and the debt recovery process. This...
  • Challenging Universal Credit Decisions

    27 June 2019 - 10:00

    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 in relation to clients conditionality, the work capability assessment and sanctions.
  • Nutshell: PIP Guidance

    30 July 2019 - 10:00

    We have a selection of Welfare Reform sessions suitable for those who have already benefited from our Welfare Reform training and wish to update their knowledge in a timely and cost effective manner or for those who just need information on a specific aspect of Welfare Reform. This session will...
  • Nutshell: Limited Capability for Work (& WRA) Guidance

    30 July 2019 - 12:00

    This session will encourage advisers completing PIP forms to carefully consider and use the reliability and majority regulations, case law and guidance to produce stronger initial applications.
  • Wiseradviser - Tailoring Advice: Strategies & Options for Dealing with Debt

    05 August 2019 - 10:00

    This skilled level course provides an opportunity to explore key factors to promote good practice in dealing with debt cases which includes: case management, referrals and quality frameworks, including support and supervision. This course is designed for Advisers dealing with debt at all levels...

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