Training: Welfare benefits for beginners 17th January 2017

Do you help clients with their benefits but find the system difficult to use?

BHT’s one-day Benefits for Beginners training course will give new and less experienced staff a solid overview of the benefits system.

It will bring you up-to-date with recent reforms, including the brutal benefits cap reduction – the stark reality of which was reported in this week’s Guardian. You will learn how to work out what someone needs to live on each week, and how that amount can be achieved or improved.

The course will be delivered by Jayne Knights, and will also cover:

  • Universal Credit and who is eligible
  • Housing Benefit and who is affected by issues such as the bedroom tax
  • Benefits related to disability, such as Employment and Support Allowance, and the new Personal Independence Payment

The course costs:

  • £80 for registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £200,000, or fewer than ten employed staff
  • £120 for other charitable organisations
  • £160 for local authority, housing associations, solicitors and other private bodies.

For further assistance please contact the Training Team on [email protected]