Working Age Welfare Benefits
Thursday 9th November 2017

A new workshop from IRRV Scotland

Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

Thursday 9th November

Valid for IRRV CPD Points



Course background

At the request of local authorities, IRRV is running this new workshop to give attendees a whizz through of the Welfare Benefit landscape - the detail that local authority, housing association and other key staff require to know.  It is fully updated to ensure the latest UC information is included

Aim - The workshop is ideally suited to staff who are required to have a better understanding of the main welfare benefits. It is also suited to the wider benefits and welfare sector involved in assisting or advising those who have, or need, to claim. 


  • What are welfare benefits – a history
  • Legacy benefits – those being replaced by Universal Credit
    • Income Support
    • Job Seekers’ Allowance
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Child and Working Tax Credit
    • Housing Benefit
  • What is left behind?
    • Contributions based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Contributions Based Employment Support Allowance (new style ESA)
  • Universal Credit (briefly)
  • Disability Benefits
    • Personal Independence Payments
    • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Review, questions and closure

The day is designed to be interactive and promotes sharing of knowledge and best practice. Timings are indicative and are subject to change on the day.

Course Leader : Paula Doherty

The course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner and a member of the IRRV Scottish Association Executive.

Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Reform Consortium.

Value for money seminar

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £125 + VAT. This includes lunch, refreshments, and training materials.

As places are limited, early booking is recommended. The IRRV regrets that, under normal circumstances, delegate fees cannot be refunded. However, delegate substitutions may be made at no cost at any time prior to the Seminar, subject to these being notified to the Institute.


Every fourth place from the same organisation booked for the course in this brochure (and made in the same booking) is entirely free of charge. Please note that, due to the demand for places, this offer applies only to the course detailed on the booking form on this brochure and applies to the lowest cost place.


Any queries?
If you have any queries, please contact

Fraser Macpherson,
IRRV Development Manager,
2A Argyle Street,

Telephone/Fax – 01382 456029
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