This course will be delivered by Zoom video conference (link will be provided to confirmed delegates)

With over 6m people now on Universal Credit, and a slow return to ‘normality’ signalled by the DWP, there are changes and challenges ahead in the world of Universal Credit. Now that the DWP has confirmed that the £20 a week UC uplift will be withdrawn from the beginning of October, your clients already on UC will have budgeting challenges, and those yet to move to UC will need to know how they stand 

This 3-hour zoom session will bring you up to speed with all the essential developments in the benefits world which are of particular concern to mediators and lawyers.

In particular, we will look at : 

  • helping your clients cope with the withdrawal of £86 a month in UC payments
  • helping your clients cope with the return of full claimant commitments, face to face assessments and the imposition of greater conditionality
  • pitfalls ahead for the self-employed
  • the impact of recent court decisions – some helpful, some not
  • the rising cases of people affected by the Benefit Cap – how to work it out and how to try and avoid it
  • supporting people who could or must move to UC – timing, preparation, working out if people would be better off, and resources that can help
  • improving safeguarding at the DWP – an evolving and essential process

Who should attend? 

This course is suitable for anyone reasonably familiar with Universal Credit who needs to be confident that their knowledge is up to date.

Date: Tuesday 19 October

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Cost £50

Training facilitator: Jayne Knights, an experienced welfare rights expert who specialises in making the complicated benefits system understandable.

Jayne originally trained and qualified as a social worker, and then started as an advice worker in London before moving to Brighton and Hove City Council’s Welfare Rights team. There she undertook the full range of welfare rights work – training, publications, advice work and tribunal advocacy.  She works with a wide variety of public, private and third sector clients, providing training, consultancy and casework. These clients include councils, housing associations, law firms and charities.

To book a place please complete the online booking form below

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