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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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Food banks fulfil a vital role as they help to support people who find themselves or their families without food. Over the last few years particularly as a result of the economic downturn there has been a rapid growth of food banks providing emergency help and assistance to people across Northern Ireland. In order to help understand the rise in reliance of people on emergency food Advice NI has carried out research.
25 June 2019 - 10:00This 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...
26 June 2019 - 09:30This 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...
27 June 2019 - 10:00This 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.
30 July 2019 - 10:00We 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...
30 July 2019 - 12:00This 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.
05 August 2019 - 10:00This 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...
10 June 2019 - 09:03
Advice NI is supporting EU citizens and their families to continue to live, work and study in the UK after June 30th, 2021.
28 May 2019 - 17:00
22 May 2019 - 11:15Tax-Free Childcare is a UK wide government scheme that can help with up to £2,000 per year for eligible families towards the cost of their childcare.