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Working age Welfare Benefits
Tuesday 9th March 2021

An on-line training workshop over two mornings - Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th March 2021

Given the COVID-19 health emergency, it has not proved possible to run our usual training events in Grangemouth. In response to demand from delegates, we are running a series of Spring 2021 training events on-line through the highly successful GoToWebinar and Microsoft Teams platforms. This will allows for a full training day but spread over two mornings and will allow for full audience interaction and Q&A sessions in addition to a full training presentation.

At the request of local authorities, IRRV is again running this workshop to give attendees a whizz through of the welfare benefits 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.

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.

The programme includes:

  • What are Welfare benefits? – a brief history

  • Universal Credit (an overview)

  • 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)

  • 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.

The course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner, the IRRV Education Liaison Officer and the President of the IRRV Scottish Association. Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Reform Consortium.

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £165 + VAT. We have held delegate charges at 2019 levels and, in addition, every third place from the same organisation booked in the same booking comes entirely free of charge.

A full brochure is available here

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