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]
Around 40% of people claiming benefits for sickness are found fit for work, but about 65% of people who challenge decisions are successful.
Come on this course and learn how to help them and others to navigate the minefield.Read more
Many people could get this if only they claimed and many miss out when they do claim. With around 80% of appeals being successful when supported by advisers, it must be worth coming and finding out how to make sure it’s not ‘No Payment’ for the people with disabilities that you support. Read more
With the introduction of Universal Credit stealing the limelight, there’s a danger of older people’s benefits entitlement being left in the shadows. Find out how to make sure older people don’t miss out their rights. Read more
Don’t know your PIP from your ESA? Confused about what Universal Credit is and who can claim it when? This course can help you pick your way through the minefield and help you support others to do the same. Read more
Is it actually Universal? No. When is it coming in? Depends where you live. How many people will be affected? About 7 to 12 million. Come and find out more, so that you can support people to negotiate the changes and make sure they get what they’re entitled to. Read more
Employment in the South West is around 78% with the average number of hours worked being 31 per week. People in and out of work with fluctuating work need to know how benefits work. Come and find out so that the people you support can find out too. Read more