Getting through the winter – financial help for people on low incomes

Course Category: Benefits and Money Advice

JOIN US ON THIS FANTASTIC 3 HOUR COURSE, absolutely free!

COURSE DATES (10am - 1pm)

Choose from any of the below dates.
December: 14th, 20th.
January: 7th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 27th.
February: 2nd, 4th.

WHY SHOULD I COME ON THIS COURSE?

Rising prices and the removal of the Universal Credit £20 uplift mean this will be a tough winter for many people on low incomes. They may end up even worse off as a result of loss of earnings due to Covid self-isolation rules. But various new types of financial support are available to help people over the coming months.

By taking part in this training you will be able to help people access financial support that will make a big difference. 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP?

It will cover:

  • The support available to those who need to self-isolate, including mandatory and discretionary grants and Statutory Sick Pay.
  • Changes to Universal Credit which mean some people in work should end up better off.
  • The new Household Support Fund intended to support those most in need this winter.
  • Other financial help to meet essential costs such as energy bills.
  • By taking part in this training, you will be able to help the people you support to access the financial support that will make a big difference to their lives this winter.

COURSE AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The course will enable participants to:

  • Identify the support available to people who need to self-isolate, including mandatory and discretionary grants and Statutory Sick Pay.
  • Recognise the changes to Universal Credit which mean some people in work should end up better off.
  • Assist their clients to access the new Household Support Fund intended to support those most in need this winter.
  • Identify other financial help to meet essential costs such as energy bills.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR

VINCENT WILLSON

Vincent has worked for the Citizens Advice service in Devon since 1985. As an experienced trainer, he has provided benefits training for many years to voluntary and statutory sector staff, covering all aspects of the benefits system from introductory courses to Tribunal Representation. He has been a benefits caseworker for most of his working life, having taken cases to the Upper Tribunal level. He has been providing benefits training for Citizens Advice Devon since 2017. He is the Chief Officer at Citizens Advice Teignbridge.

*THIS IS A FULLY-FUNDED COURSE