Welfare Benefits - maximise income for tenants and residents
Do you work for a Housing Association, ALMO or Local Authority? Are you a landlord or a letting agent? Do you work with people on a low income and/or disabilities? Do you need in-depth knowledge of the wide range of welfare benefits that are available and who can claim which benefits? Do you want to minimise the impact of the Welfare Reforms by maximising income for your customers? Do you work with vulnerable people?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, this is the course for you. This course will give attendees an in-depth understanding of the wide range of welfare benefits that are available, who can claim, which benefits can be claimed and where and how someone can make a claim , which is particularly useful given the cuts to benefits and the far-reaching implications of the welfare reforms which are impacting on low-income families, customers with disabilities, vulnerable tenants and residents etc.
This half day open workshop, is constantly updated to take account of the Welfare Reforms as they take effect and is endorsed by Liz Howse, Financial Wellbeing Officer, Helena Partnerships who says:
'The trainer was very knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed the course and I learnt a lot. Good pace.'
This workshop also looks at future changes including Council Tax support and Universal Credit. This course also looks at extra help your tenants and residents could be entitled to e.g. Discretionary Housing Payments, Social Funds, Loans etc.
PEOPLE WHO WILL BENEFIT GREATLY FROM ATTENDING THIS COURSE ARE:
- Housing Officers
- Rent Arrears Staff
- Income maximisation Officers
- Homelessness Officers
- Housing Advice Centre staff
- Welfare Rights staff
- Care Workers
- People looking after vulnerable young persons and adults
WHAT WILL THEY LEARN:
- Means Tested Benefits
- Non-means tested benefits
- Contribution based benefits
- Universal Credit and its impact
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Benefit and Council Tax Support
- Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
- Tax Credits
- Discretionary Benefits available to customer
- Extra help that could be available
- Where to signpost customers to
Price including lunch (Open workshops run from 11am - 3pm)
1 delegate £85 + VAT
2 delegates, booked at the same time, from the same organisation £75 + VAT
3 or more delegates, booked at the same time, from the same organisation £65 + VAT