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  • Care leavers and the benefits system

    Area: Scotland

    Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are excluded from income-related benefits. Instead the local authority is responsible for supporting them. This course looks at the special benefit rules for care leavers and the local authority’s responsibilities towards these young people. We will also be covering developments in relation to ‘continuing care’.

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  • Income maximisation for carers

    Area: Scotland

    Becoming a carer of a disabled person often means a drop in household income. Carers may be thinking of leaving work or trying to combine work with care.

    This one-day course gives an introduction to the main benefits available for carers and explains how to maximise income through benefit checks. It will help you support clients in making decisions about what to claim in or out of work.

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  • Income maximisation for older people

    Area: Scotland

    Older people commonly do not claim all they are entitled to. This course gives you an introduction to pension credit and aims to help you with effective benefit checks to maximise income.

     

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  • Introduction to benefits for student advisers

    Area: Scotland

    This one-day course equips advisers and frontline workers who are new to benefits with a basic knowledge of social security benefits and tax credits and explains which ones further and higher education students can claim.

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  • Introduction to welfare rights

    Area: Scotland

    This is essential training if you are starting off as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the key resources and skills you need and takes you through the main benefits in detail. Learning is through a mix of elearning and face-to-face training.

    When you complete the course you will be awarded a certificate and get a complimentary copy of CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

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  • Kinship care, looked-after children and the benefits system

    Area: Scotland

    This course looks at benefit issues where there is social work involvement with a child and their family. It covers kinship care and children looked after by the local authority away from home or away from birth parents eg, in a residential unit or with foster carers.

    It provides an opportunity to consider local authorities’ responsibilities in relation to kinship care assistance and participants will also have a chance to look at what universal credit means for kinship carers and for local authorities.

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  • PIP and attendance allowance – an introduction

    Area: Scotland

    This one-day course gives you an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP) and attendance allowance (AA), both vitally important benefits for people with disabilities. This introductory course is aimed at advisers with little or no experience of these benefits. It will give you an understanding of the main rules and help you deal with common problems.

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    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • Who is entitled to AA
    • How to claim

     

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  • Training for trainers

    Area: Scotland

    This two-day course aims to increase the skills and confidence of those new to training and to allow more experienced trainers to re-examine their style and methods.

     

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    • How adults learn
    • How to design and plan a course
    • Methods and techniques that make training interesting, varied and enjoyable
    • Dealing with difficult situations
    • How to run a training session

     

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