London

  • Mental health and benefits
    Level: Standard

    This course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits, and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system. 

    The course covers: 

    • Common diagnoses, symptoms, medication and side-effects
    • Barriers to people getting the right entitlement
    • Personal independence payment in a mental health context
    • Medical tests for employment and support allowance and universal credit
    • Tactics for dealing with other benefit issues

     

    Monday 29 January 2018, 10:00-16:30 London, £138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: Essie Rashidschi
  • Overpayment of benefit
    Level: Standard

    Benefit may be overpaid for many reasons and recovery often leaves people in hardship. Using practical examples, this course equips you to deal with overpayments by taking a systematic approach to checking and challenging recoverability. It also looks at the different rules and tactics that apply with the introduction of universal credit.

    The course covers:

    Friday 23 June 2017, 10:00-16:30 London, £138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson
  • Personal independence payment
    Level: Standard

    This popular one-day course provides an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP).

    It covers:

    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • The disability test
    • Claiming PIP and getting paid
    • Stays in hospital or residential care
    • Transferring to PIP from disability living allowance

    It is suitable for advisers with a working knowledge of sickness and disability benefits, but assumes no previous knowledge of PIP. For others who do not work specifically in welfare rights but do want to support clients, see Personal Independence Payment – The Essentials.

    Monday 26 June 2017, 10:00-16:30 London, £138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson
  • Personal independence payment
    Level: Standard

    This popular one-day course provides an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP).

    It covers:

    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • The disability test
    • Claiming PIP and getting paid
    • Stays in hospital or residential care
    • Transferring to PIP from disability living allowance

    It is suitable for advisers with a working knowledge of sickness and disability benefits, but assumes no previous knowledge of PIP. For others who do not work specifically in welfare rights but do want to support clients, see Personal Independence Payment – The Essentials.

    Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10:00-16:30 FULLY BOOKED
    London, £130 voluntary organisations, £185 Statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson
  • Personal independence payment
    Level: Standard

    This popular one-day course provides an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP).

    It covers:

    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • The disability test
    • Claiming PIP and getting paid
    • Stays in hospital or residential care
    • Transferring to PIP from disability living allowance

    It is suitable for advisers with a working knowledge of sickness and disability benefits, but assumes no previous knowledge of PIP. For others who do not work specifically in welfare rights but do want to support clients, see Personal Independence Payment – The Essentials.

    Monday 12 February 2018, 10:00-16:30 London, £138 voluntary organisations, £195 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson
  • Personal independence payment
    Level: Standard

    This popular one-day course provides an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP).

    It covers:

    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • The disability test
    • Claiming PIP and getting paid
    • Stays in hospital or residential care
    • Transferring to PIP from disability living allowance

    It is suitable for advisers with a working knowledge of sickness and disability benefits, but assumes no previous knowledge of PIP. For others who do not work specifically in welfare rights but do want to support clients, see Personal Independence Payment – The Essentials.

    Monday 3 October 2016, 10:00-16:30 London, £130 voluntary organisations, £185 Statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: Barbara Alexander
  • Personal independence payment
    Level: Standard

    This popular one-day course provides an introduction to personal independence payment (PIP).

    It covers:

    • Who is entitled to PIP
    • The disability test
    • Claiming PIP and getting paid
    • Stays in hospital or residential care
    • Transferring to PIP from disability living allowance

    It is suitable for advisers with a working knowledge of sickness and disability benefits, but assumes no previous knowledge of PIP. For others who do not work specifically in welfare rights but do want to support clients, see Personal Independence Payment – The Essentials.

    Friday 15 January 2016, 10:00-16:30 London, £125 voluntary organisations, £180 other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    5
    , Tutor: David Simmons
  • Personal independence payment - the essentials
    Level: Basic

    Personal independence payment (PIP) is the disability benefit for people aged 16-65. This course equips you with the knowledge and confidence to help the people you work with make effective claims and manage the process of transferring from disability living allowance (DLA).

    The course covers:

    • What is PIP?
    • Who can claim
    • Helping a client who is thinking about claiming PIP
    • Tips and guidance in completing the form
    • Supporting clients through the assessment
    • Getting the decision – what next

    Tuesday 19 July 2016, 13:00-16:30 London, £89 voluntary organisations, £125 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    2
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson
  • PIP - caselaw and tactics

    This half-day course gives advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments in relation to personal independence payment (PIP), and consider the impact of recent decisions and other developments on tactics for PIP tribunals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas. 

    The course includes:

    Wednesday 5 October 2016, 13:00-16:30 London, £89 voluntary organisations, £125 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    2
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson
  • PIP - caselaw and tactics

    This half-day course gives advisers the chance to discuss the latest caselaw developments in relation to personal independence payment (PIP), and consider the impact of recent decisions and other developments on tactics for PIP tribunals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas. 

    The course includes:

    Wednesday 15 March 2017, 13:00-16:30 London, £89 voluntary organisations, £125 statutory/other organisations,
    Training CPD hours: 
    2
    , Tutor: Steve Johnson