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  • Benefits for disabled children from age 16

    Level: Basic

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    Dates:
    • Tuesday 10 March 2020, 13:00-16:00 Glasgow, £45 per delegate for organisations in Scotland,
      Training CPD hours: 
      3
      , Tutor: Ed Pybus

      This basic level course focuses on the transition to adult benefits from age 16 for young people with disabilities or health problems who still live at home.

      It looks at changes to disability benefits for the young person, and considers the circumstances in which a young person can claim adult benefits in their own right while still living at home.

      The course covers:

      • A brief introduction to personal independence payment, and an update on the devolution of disability benefits

      • The differences between being a child and an adult in the benefits system

      • How family benefits might change when a young person turns 16

      The course is aimed at anyone working with disabled young people aged 16-19. It assumes no previous knowledge of the benefits system.

      Book this course at the special price of £45 per person or book it as an in-house course for £250 in total for up to 20 people for organisations in Scotland.

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  • Universal Credit: the essentials

    Level: Basic

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    Universal credit (UC) represents a fundamental change to the system of ‘legacy benefits’ and tax credits it is replacing.

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  • Benefits for non-benefit advisers

    Level: Basic

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    This essential two-day course is aimed at non-benefit specialists working with people for whom benefits and tax credits are an issue. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the benefits and tax credits system and enables staff to complete basic income maximisation checks on behalf of clients, tenants and service users.

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  • Universal credit – supporting clients

    Level: Basic

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    People in all parts of the country are now getting universal credit (UC).  But whether you can claim depends on where you live and personal circumstances. This course aims to equip you with the knowledge to help your service users get the most out of this new benefit and avoid potential pitfalls.

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  • Benefit basics 2019

    Level: Basic

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    This popular two-day course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with people on low incomes. It aims to help you support your clients to maximise their income and know when to refer on for more advice. The course gives a broad overview of the social security system. It has the latest information about benefit changes if you want to stay up to date.

    The course covers:

    • Benefits available to different client groups

    • Structure of the benefit system

    • Basic benefit checks

    • How to claim and who to contact

    • Dealing with problems

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  • Childcare support for working families

    Level: Basic

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    This half-day course is for people working in childcare and early years, who want to know more about the support available for working families and help them to avoid common benefit problems. It concentrates on who can get help with the costs of childcare through the social security system, and how this interacts with other sources of support, including the tax-free childcare scheme. No previous knowledge of benefits is required.

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  • Introduction to child poverty and financial help for families

    Level: Basic

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    Many more children in Scotland will be living in poverty by 2020.  This half-day course looks at why this is and which families are likely to be most affected. Participants will be encouraged to consider the steps they can take in their own roles to prepare for the predicted increase in child poverty and make a practical difference to families.

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  • Personal independence payment – the essentials

    Level: Basic

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    Personal independence payment (PIP) is the disability benefit for people aged 16-65. This course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to help the people you work with make effective claims.

    The course covers:

    • What is PIP?
    • Who can claim
    • Helping a client who is thinking about claiming PIP
    • Tips and guidance in completing the form
    • Supporting clients through the assessment
    • Getting the decision – what next

    The course is aimed at those with no or limited knowledge of benefits.

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  • Cost of the School Day and the benefits system

    Level: Basic

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    This one-day course focuses on child poverty in schools and how to support children and families by reducing costs and maximising incomes. It offers insight from our Cost of the School Day project into common financial barriers for children and young people at school, the impact this has and ways to address them. It will give you an understanding of the benefits system and help you recognise important issues, identify points when a family's entitlement may change and know when to refer for specialist advice.

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  • Benefits for disabled children and their families

    Level: Basic

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    This half-day course offers practical advice on how to check that a family is getting all they should and how you can help them make claims effectively. It aims to give you an understanding of the benefits system, help you recognise important issues, identify points when a family’s entitlement may change and know when to refer for specialist advice.

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