Introduction to Welfare Benefits (Hattersley, Manchester)

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018   9:45am - 4:15pm
Hattersley, Greater Manchester
Fully booked

This one day course, run in partnership with the Tameside South Longdendale Foodbank, provides a complete introduction to the benefits system.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand how the benefits system is structured and the differences between contributory, non-contributory and means tested benefits;
  • Know who can claim each of the benefits which make up the system;
  • Have an awareness of the principles behind means testing and how the benefit authorities work out entitlement;
  • Know which benefits can be paid at the same time and those which cannot;
  • Be able to complete basic benefit checks to ensure people are claiming their likely entitlements;
  • Be able to advise people on how to make claims and how to challenge decisions;
  • Have an awareness of welfare reform and how the benefits system is changing;
  • Have access to advice regarding any benefits-related question for 12 months after the course.

This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.

This course is important for those who are new to benefits or who need a refresher.

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Standard rate £150 + VAT
Voluntary and community organisations with fewer than 5 paid staff should contact us for a discount code.
£150.00 + VAT

Hattersley, Greater Manchester

Hattersley Baptist Church,
3 Melandra Crescent
SK14 3RB