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Understanding Support for Housing Costs in Temporary Accommodation
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

* A key workshop from IRRV Scotland *

Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Valid for IRRV CPD Points



Course background

At the request of local authorities, IRRV is running this workshop to give attendees an in-depth overview of the Housing Benefit/Universal Credit systems provides financial support for customers in temporary accommodation.

It is fully updated to ensure the latest information is included.

Aim The workshop is ideally suited to staff who are required to have a better understanding to support customers and manage temporary accommodation.

It is also suited to the wider benefits and welfare sector involved in assisting or advising those who are placed in this type of accommodation.

The programme includes:

  • What is temporary accommodation?
  • The different types
  • What happens when customers claim Housing Benefit,
  • Calculating Housing Benefit award
  • Subsidy position - what local Authorities claim back from the DWP
  • Specified accommodation – what is different?
  • Subsidy position - what local Authorities claim back from the DWP
  • What happens when a customer claims Universal Credit?
  • Calculating Housing Benefit Award
  • Subsidy Position
  • 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, the IRRV Education Liaison Officer 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 £145 + 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
email -


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