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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.
24 January 2019 - 10:00This 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...
Advice Pro: Welfare rights package and digital referral training (South & East Belfast Members Only)
25 January 2019 - 10:00Advice Pro Upgrade and referral training
25 January 2019 - 10:00This course is designed to provide advisers with the skills required to research and reference up to date information relating to social security benefits and welfare reform. It will cover both online and paper resources. This is a necessary skill required to ensure organisations meet the...
29 January 2019 - 10:00: This half day training session brand new for 2018 will explain how individuals will have certain obligations placed upon them to successfully maintain their claim to benefits and the impact of sanctions on those deemed not to have carried out these actions. It will look at the sanctions regime...
Advice Pro: Welfare rights package and digital referral training (South Belfast and East Belfast Members Only)
30 January 2019 - 10:00Advice Pro Upgrade and referral training
06 February 2019 - 10:00The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent at Westminster on the 8th of March 2012 and introduced significant reforms to the Social Security Benefit System including the abolition of Disability Living Allowance for working age people in favour of a new benefit known as a Personal Independence...
Advice NI Warnings of Misery and Hardship With Looming Mitigations Cliff Edge are Supported by Audit Office Report
16 January 2019 - 15:37
The Northern Ireland Audit Office has warned that the full impact of welfare reform has not yet been felt in Northern Ireland. Many claimants will face...
16 January 2019 - 14:26
13 December 2018 - 17:10
Since their introduction in 2010, Debt Relief Orders represent a growth area as one of the debt solutions that are being provided to clients in Northern...