As usual, nothing stands still in benefits world, so it’s time for a refresher on what’s going on.
From April 17, we have new benefit rates, full Universal Credit coming to East Sussex later in the year, controversial restrictions on entitlement for people with more than two children and people entering ESA, the new Youth Obligation, bedroom tax decisions, tougher conditionality for parents with very young children, and many other issues bubbling away.
BHT’s new half day Welfare Reform Update will ensure your knowledge of the latest news is up to date.
Ensure you are able to:
- understand all the latest benefit developments and how they will affect your clients
- appreciate the implications of April’s round of changes, including the impact on disabled people and parents
- know exactly where this area stands in relation to the spread of Universal Credit and how best to prepare for it
- use internet resources to check and solidify benefits knowledge
Who should attend?
This is a three hour workshop suitable for staff who need to feel confident and up to date with their knowledge. It will be too basic for people who do regular benefits casework.
Please note that this course will also be running in Eastbourne on 19th April 2017.
I don’t think anyone else could have explained this tricky matter in such an honest and interesting way.