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Universal credit, ESA and the work capability assessment (Glasgow) 3 September 2020

3rd September 2020
This essential one-day course gives you an introduction to the work capability assessment that applies to employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Assuming little or no experience...

Disability payment for children in Scotland (Glasgow) 10 September 2020

10th September 2020
This course provides an understanding of the new disability assistance for children and young people being introduced in Scotland in 2020. This new benefit replaces disability living allowance for children...

Introduction to welfare rights (Glasgow) 14 - 18 September 2020

14th September 2020 to 18th September 2020
This is essential training if you are starting off as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security...

Kinship care, looked-after children and the benefits system (Glasgow) 23 September 2020

23rd September 2020
This course looks at benefit issues where there is social work involvement with a child and their family. It covers kinship care and children looked after by the local authority...

Mental health and benefits (Glasgow) 29 September 2020

29th September 2020
This popular course is jointly led by Paula John, a mental health officer and social worker with extensive experience in mental health, and Alison Gillies, welfare rights worker with CPAG...

Income maximisation for carers (Glasgow) 30 September 2020

30th September 2020
Becoming a carer of a disabled person often means a drop in household income. Carers may be thinking of leaving work or trying to combine work with care. This one-day...

Social security law update (Glasgow) 1 October 2020

1st October 2020
Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings...

Scotland Welfare Rights Conference (Glasgow) 6 October 2020

6th October 2020
The continued roll out of universal credit, a ratcheting up in the scale of benefits being delivered by Social Security Scotland and Brexit-related benefit changes are all making 2020 another...

Universal credit - effective claims (Glasgow) 28 October 2020

28th October 2020
For some people, claiming universal credit is far from easy. But there are simple ways that you can help clients get their claim right first time. This practical course is...

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system (Glasgow) 29 October 2020

29th October 2020
Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are subject to special social security rules. Some are excluded from income-related benefits and instead the local authority...