Welfare Reform

Welfare reform has been in the news every day lately, as the Government pushes through the biggest reform of the benefits system for decades. In recognition of the number of questions that people are already posing about the likely effects of the changes, I have developed a range of training courses that provide the most up to date grounding possible on the welfare reform proposals and what they will mean for you, your clients and the way you do your work.

General Welfare Reform Training includes the following areas, but it’s also possible to have more detailed training on each of the subject areas individually:

  • Universal Credit : the basic principles of this brand new benefit , the benefits it will replace, the timetable for conversion to it, and the likely gainers and losers
  • Housing issues: the impact of welfare reform on private and social housing tenants; how owner occupiers are affected by the new Loans system for help with mortgage costs; the effect of Universal Credit ono different types of housing; new rules for non-dependants and lodgers
  • Benefits Capping; the way that it works, who is  caught by it and who is exempt, and the impact it is having  on people’s housing  and employment choices
  • Disability benefits: all about the Personal Independence Payment; the consequences for current DLA claimants; up to date news on ESA; everything you need to know about the DWP’s reviews of hundreds of thousands of PIP and ESA decisions
  • Help with Council Tax and the Social Fund: how to access information about all the local schemes
  • Family benefits: all the crucial information about issues such as the two child limit, childcare costs, work requirements for parents and the gradual ending of tax credits

If you would like me to run this course for your organisation, please contact me.

Email: jayne.knights@btopenworld.com

For further details see: www.universalcredittraining.co.uk