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  • Benefits for disabled children and their families

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course offers practical advice both on checking that a family is getting all they should and on how you can help make claims effectively. It aims to help you recognise important issues, and equip you to advise directly or refer for specialist advice.

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  • Benefits for disabled children from age 16

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    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.

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  • Benefits for non-benefit advisers

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    This two-day course is aimed at professionals who work with low-income clients. It is for those who will not be advising on benefits themselves (eg, social workers, supported housing workers, support staff) but want to support clients to maximise their income and signpost at the right time for more advice.

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  • Child poverty and welfare reform

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

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

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  • Childcare support for working families

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course is for people working in childcare and early years, who want to maximise incomes 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 new tax-free childcare scheme. No previous knowledge of benefits is required.

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  • Income maximisation for families

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    This half-day course looks at changes to benefits for people starting a family and families with young children, both in and out of work.

    Maximising income in the early years is vital for children’s health, education and development. This course aims to give frontline workers a basic awareness to help you to identify problems and refer on where appropriate.

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  • Personal independence payment – the essentials

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    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 and manage the process of transferring from disability living allowance (DLA).

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  • Students and benefits - the basics

    Level: Basic
    Area: Scotland

    This new half-day course provides a basic overview of social security benefits and tax credits, and which further and higher education students might be able to claim them. The course is for student advisers and other frontline workers who are new to benefits.

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