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What’s going on in the world of Universal Credit?

Following ‘Freedom Day’ and the lessening of coronavirus-related restrictions, the DWP is losing no time in establishing a business-as-usual energy to benefits administration. This resumption of the way things used to be will have substantial consequences for your clients, and so it’s vital that you ...

It’s not all bleak in benefits’ world…

Following months of speculation, there have been some benefit changes in the recent budget announcements. We now know what's happening with important issues such as the uplift in Universal Credit (UC), lump sum payments for tax credit claimants, changes for people getting the Severe Disability ...

Adventures with Zoom

After delivering in-person training to the community and voluntary sector for over 20 years, it was very daunting to face the challenge of taking all of my training workshops online at the start of the pandemic. I had never attended a webinar let alone delivered ...

We are excited to launch our new online training programme!

Whilst we hope one day to return to face-to-face training, we are very excited to launch our new online training programme. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the sector and the way we work. Alongside the challenges of keeping staff and clients safe, the ...

Mental Health Affects Us All

We all have mental health in the same way that we all have physical health and the state of our mental health changes in response to a number of influences and factors. Awareness of mental health has risen in recent years. More people are talking ...

Benefits and Mental Health

BHT and I are putting on another course dealing with this tricky subject as so many local service users claim benefits on these grounds. This is reflected across the country, with growing numbers of Employment and Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payment claims being made ...

Working Mindfully with Anxiety

In BHT Training's latest blog, anxiety sufferer and BHT trainer, Paul Johanson explains how mindfulness can be a powerful tool to combat mental illness. Anxiety is the most commonly reported mental health difficulty: statistics show that anxiety-related problems occur at roughly three times the rate ...

Dealing with Poor Performance, Attitude and Negativity

There’s often one in most teams or organisations, the person who you just can’t seem to reach, the person who can have a negative impact on not only you, but the rest of the team. Performance management makes up a significant part of a manager’s ...

Staying fearless in the changing world of benefits

In BHT Training's latest blog,  benefits guru and BHT trainer Jayne Knights brings you up to speed with the major news to affect all things welfare benefits-related. There is always a lively debate regarding welfare benefits, not least during an election campaign. Changes to benefit ...