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East Belfast Independent Advice Centre

EBIAC have been providing free and independent advice and advocacy across a broad range of issues since June 2000. This includes confidential advice and representation with Tax Credits, Welfare Benefits, Employment, Housing and Debt issues.

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Upcoming Training

  • Wiseradviser: Time Orders - (26th March 2018)

    26 March 2018 - 10:00

    This specialist level course will look in detail at the powers of the court to grant Time Orders, and the arguments to support the making of such Orders. It identifies when a Time Order is appropriate. This course will soon be accredited by OCNNI at Level 4.
  • Money Management: Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform - Derry - 28th March 2018

    28 March 2018 - 10:00

    This fully interactive course will look at the potential financial impact of Welfare Reform and how to support those affected within the community. It covers the topic of budgeting, borrowing, spending, managing money within households, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, using online tools to...
  • Universal Credit Awareness Session (28th March 2018) 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    28 March 2018 - 13:30

    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...
  • Welfare Reform: The Story So Far

    09 April 2018 - 10:00

    This 1 day interactive course provides an overview of all aspects of current welfare reforms including PIP, ESA changes, Discretionary Support, changes to housing related benefits, and Universal Credit. It explores sanctions, mitigations, and challenging decisions (e.g. mandatory reconsiderations...
  • NI Advice Standard Training: Case Recording, Quality of Advice Audits and Advice Pro Refresher

    11 April 2018 - 10:00

    This 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...
  • Wiseradviser: Introduction to Providing Debt Advice (16th - 23rd April 2018)

    16 April 2018 - 10:00

    2 Day Course: This generalist level course is accredited with OCNNI at Level 3. It will help you understand the basic principles of money advice; explore the nature and extent of a debt problem and how to check your client’s liability.This course (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for attending...

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