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Welfare Benefits Awareness for Social Care Staff


Welfare Benefits: Overview and Update

Usual course length: 1-2 days

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • How the current benefit system works and who is likely to claim which benefits
  • The different impacts of current changes for working age and pensioner households
  • How private rental markets are likely to be affected in the short and long term and how this is likely to impact on housing need
  • What impact housing benefit reform is likely to have on social landlords
  • The key proposals in the Welfare Reform Act – including Universal Credit to replace means tested benefits, Personal Independence Payment to replace DLA, stricter conditions on claiming JSA, abolition of the Social Fund and Council Tax Benefit, etc.