GET TO GRIPS WITH UNIVERSAL CREDIT Quality accredited, online classroom or face-to-face training course

GET TO GRIPS WITH UNIVERSAL CREDIT Quality accredited, online classroom or face-to-face training course

Get to Grips with Universal Credit Training Course

Get to Grips with Universal Credit

This highly interactive, quality accredited Universal Credit training course has been designed to help support organisations involved in all aspects of social welfare to get to grips with Universal Credit.

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Through a combination of case studies, exercises, quizzes and insights from our welfare benefits ‘expert in the room’, you will be guided through the complexities of Universal Credit. This course can be delivered in a virtual classroom format or face-to-face, and we deliver both in-house and open public sessions.

“Really good session to get an understanding of what makes up Universal Credit and the process a customer goes through.

This will allow us to provide more empathy and better solutions now we have a better understanding of what the customer is having to do to make a claim. “

Ian, Northumbrian Water

What will you learn about Universal Credit?

The detail of each of the six Elements of Universal Credit, and the circumstances that will be determine whether each element will apply.

The Universal Credit journey for the people behind the process, including the challenges, risks and practical steps involved in making a claim, how to manage a claim day to day to avoid sanction, and how to respond if things don’t go to plan.

The changes in circumstances that will (and won’t) lead to ‘natural migration’ to Universal Credit from one or more of the six main ‘legacy benefits’: Housing Benefit, Income-based JSA, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Income-related ESA and Income support.

The impact of migration to Universal Credit on the claimants (positive and negative).

The hundred year journey to Universal Credit – through the evolution of the welfare state.

“This training is essential and delivered by THE experts in the field”

Mick, Armed Forces Outreach Service

How much will it cost?

 

As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • This course delivered in a virtual classroom format will cost £145 + vat per person. For face-to-face delivery options please ask for a quote.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

For your peace of mind, this course has been independently quality endorsed by national accrediting body ncfe.

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GET BUSINESS READY FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT A workshop for socially responsible employers

GET BUSINESS READY FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT A workshop for socially responsible employers

Get Business Ready for Universal Credit

A workshop for socially responsible employers

Get Business Ready for Universal Credit

The introduction of Universal Credit changed the financial landscape for workers on part-time or variable hour contracts, allowing them to continue receiving payments as they earn. The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a dramatic increase in people claiming the benefit for the very first time, often to supplement lost earnings as businesses reduce costs to allow them to cope.

However there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding Universal Credit, and making and managing a claim can be complicated for your employees; if not handled carefully by employers it can cause a further layer of difficulty and distress. Simply being given a bonus, being paid different weekly amounts, or being paid monthly rather than 4-weekly can lead to serious financial difficulties.

But employers Society Matters cic has your back. This 2.5 hour workshop session will help you to get business ready for Universal Credit.

Who should attend this workshop?

The Get Business Ready for UC workshop, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help HR Managers, business owners and Directors whose staff may be claiming Universal Credit.  

The workshop is designed to help socially responsible employers to understand the basics of Universal Credit from your employees’ perspective, and the ways that your own business policies and procedures can affect staff who are claiming so you can ensure your policies are not disadvantaging your loyal staff unintentionally.

As well as leaving the workshop properly informed, you will also receive a free employer checklist to work through in your own business to identify any areas for change that you can put into practice right now.

What will you learn?

Through a combination of case studies, exercises, quizzes and insights from our welfare benefits ‘expert in the room’, you will be helped to get ‘business ready’ for Universal Credit.

During the 2.5 hour session you will be able to:

  • Understand the elements that make up Universal Credit and how this is paid
  • Understand how your pay policies can affect your employees’ eligibility for benefits
  • Be better equipped to support your employees in times of hardship

“Almost 1.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit compared to this time last year, and many of them are employed. I really hope that employers take the opportunity to attend this workshop which demystifies Universal Credit so their policies and payroll practices are properly aligned.”

Heather Lee, Chair of Directors, Society Matters cic

How much will it cost?

 

As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • This workshop delivered in a virtual classroom format will cost £55 + vat per person. For face-to-face delivery options please ask for a quote.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

Get in touch

Society Matters CIC is a social enterprise and registered as a Community Interest Company. Registered company number 07969715. VAT Registration GB 339038787

Privacy and Cookies Policy                  Website Disclaimer and Copyright                          GDPR Compliance Statement