These courses are run by Citizens Advice Devon for all organisations that want to help their clients claim all the benefits they are entitled to and improve their financial circumstances. Recent welfare reforms have had a significant impact on thousands of Devon residents. This includes people with a disability or long-term health condition and families where one or both parents are in low paid employment, as well as those who are unemployed. The roll out of Universal Credit in Devon over the next year will affect even more people, including more than a quarter of all families in Devon. These courses will give you a better understanding of the impact of changes to the benefit system, how you can help and where you can get further advice and support.
If you or your organisation want a benefits or money advice training course tailored to your needs, please email Judith Sharples to discuss your requirements [email protected]
This course is for organisations who signpost, provide information, support or advise people with health conditions or disabilities. Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the replacement for Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 and over, represents a reduction in financial support available to people with disabilities and many people need support to make claims and challenge decisions.Read more
Universal Credit (UC) is due to be rolled out in Devon in 2018. It will replace six separate benefits with one single monthly payment and will affect many people on low incomes, whether unemployed or in work, including more than a quarter of all families.
This course is for organisations that want better understanding of the impact of the roll out. It will help participants prepare for the implementation and identify ways of supporting people who will need to claim the new benefiRead more