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"The Welfare Reforms workshop is extremely beneficial for staff, tenants and board members in ensuring organisations can pro-actively prepare to minimise the negative financial impact of these major reforms, on future income received from Housing Benefit and on arrears. "

Maria Murphy,
CEX, Derby Homes


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Managing on a Reduced Income (Strategic)

With reducing incomes and increasing prices are you helping your tenants cope with the financial strains of Welfare Benefit reform?


If you answer yes to the following questions this open workshop is the one for you – Join us to learn how you can deliver training to groups of tenants and residents.

  • Are the majority of your tenants in receipt of benefits?
  • Would your tenants and residents benefit from learning how to shop, cook and live a healthier lifestyle on a limited budget?
  • Do you want to ensure that your tenants have enough money to pay their rent and that they understand the rent first message?

 

The changes to Housing and Welfare benefits will have a significant impact on tenant’s income but the reforms look set to have an even greater impact on landlord’s business plans.  

 

This workshop for senior managers and strategic staff will help you understand the advantages of working with your customers to give them the skills to enable them to get more for their money, in addition to the Welfare Reform changes and the impact they will have on both your business and on your customers.

 

This course will also look at the strategies that could be adopted by forward-thinking organisations to minimise the impact of the reforms -Having more money in their pocket and the rent first message will make your tenants better able to pay their rent.

 

This 1/2 day workshop presents practical strategies for social housing providers looking to reduce risk to rental income.  

 

People who will benefit greatly from this course are:

  • Directors and Chief Officers
  • Governance staff
  • Service improvement staff
  • Staff working in strategy and policy teams
  • Board members
  • Councillors 

 

What will they learn:

  • An overview of the Welfare Reform changes and the impact on income
  • An understanding of the impacts on customers
  • An understanding of the impacts on your business
  • Understand the advantages to your business of working with customers to give them the skills to enable them to get more for their money
  • How to work with partners

 

If you are interested in accessing this training package please contact Claire Turner Director of the Landlord Information Network, to discuss bespoke training on T: 01246 413791 or E: info@landlordinformationnetwork.co.uk

 

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LIN trainer Rebecca Wilkie has 14 years experience, 7 of which are at a senior level delivering all aspects of Housing Management at both operational and strategic levels improving and reshaping services.  She has, working as part of a management team, taken an ALMO from zero stars in 2005 to three stars from the Audit Commission in 2010. 

She has extensive experience in writing, consulting on and implementing policies, procedures and strategies and has worked as part of a small team developing and delivering training and briefings to well over 500 members of staff, partners and customers as well as leading consultation sessions. 

Rebecca has worked to transform services and implemented new initiatives including introducing new structures and IT systems.  With the responsibility for Financial Inclusion, working with staff and partners, she has been able to ensure that arrears and legal actions are kept to a minimum with evictions reducing year on year for the past five years. 

Rebecca offers a wealth of experience in training having an informal and inclusive style that engenders trust and openness within groups.

 

If you are interested in accessing this training package please contact Claire Turner Director of the Landlord Information Network, to discuss bespoke training on T: 01246 413791 or E: info@landlordinformationnetwork.co.uk  

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