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). The course will equip participants with a general understanding of welfare reforms introduced to date.
Who Should Attend:
This course is recommended for advisers (including volunteers), community workers, social workers and other colleagues seeking an overview of all aspects of Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland.
Fees: There is a charge of £85 to Advice NI Members, £105 to Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and £135 to Private and Statutory Sector organisations.
There are 6 CPD hours available for this course.
This course 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’.