This one-day Basic level course is aimed at those supporting women fleeing from domestic abuse. The course is suitable for those with little or no benefit knowledge.
Many women fleeing domestic violence will need to claim benefits in their own right, and for the majority of cases that will be universal credit (UC), especially if they have children.
The course covers:
• The benefits available to women fleeing domestic abuse
• How the introduction of universal credit affects these claimants
• The effect of the benefit cap on claimants
• The process for challenging decisions
Methods of delivery and timings
This Basic level course runs from 10.00 to 13.00 over two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 11.15. It is delivered live online, via Zoom, with CPAG trainer Barbara Alexander.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will be provided with a link to slides and exercises, hosted on CPAG’s e-learning platform, a week prior to the course.
What you will need
Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.