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]
Universal Credit (UC) is due to be rolled out in Devon over the next year. It will replace six separate benefits with one single monthly payment and will affect thousands of people. This course is for all organisations that want a better understanding of the impact of the roll out of UC in Devon & how to prepare for the implementation of UC.Read more
This course will provide an overview of the current benefits and tax credits system and the way it is changing. It will give participants a better understanding of the financial help that is currently available to people in a wide range of circumstances & the impact of recent and future changes to the benefit and tax credit system.Read more
This course is for organisations who signpost, provide information, or advise people with health conditions or disabilities. The course will cover basic conditions of entitlement to both forms of ESA, the Work Capability Assessment & how to challenge decisions.Read more
This course is for organisations who signpost, provide information or advise people with health conditions or disabilities. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance and many people need support to claim or to challenge decisions if their benefit is reduced.Read more