Specialist projects

IncomeMax – I am working on several projects for IncomeMax,  a new and innovative Community Interest Company delivering targeted benefits advice by telephone.

For more information on IncomeMax go to www.incomemax.co.uk

Joint training – I work with another Brighton-based trainer, Amy Swinnerton, on a programme of Welfare Reform courses targeted at workers within voluntary sector organisations and social housing. Amy and I work collaboratively on both public and in-house courses. We can be booked as a ‘dynamic duo’ if you have a large scale event to run, as we both have skills in presentation, facilitation and group work.  Please email me for more details: jayne.knights@btopenworld.com

Employment and Support Allowance – over the past year, I have given approximately 20 seminars and workshops on Employment and Support Allowance. These seminars, involving over 400 people, concentrated on the mechanics and pitfalls of the claiming process, the scoring system, transferring onto ESA, permitted work, and issues around mental health and ESA.

Universal Credit Training – as Universal Credit becomes a reality, I am already delivering training courses and seminars which will tell you all you need to know about these hugely controversial areas of welfare reform. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help your organisation prepare for UC.

Specialist training for benefits advisers – I am working in partnership with local advice agencies across the South-east demonstrating Internet and online calculator resources.

I also write benefits – related newsletter articles and guest blogs for various charities and specialist legal firms, including Renaissance Legal – have a look at: