GET UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH WELFARE BENEFITS An introduction to 14 current benefits in the UK

GET UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH WELFARE BENEFITS An introduction to 14 current benefits in the UK

Get Up-Close and Personal with Welfare Benefits

online welfare benefits training

Get Up-Close and Personal with Welfare Benefits

Since the introduction of Universal Credit and PIP in 2013 with the objective of simplifying the welfare state, there are still multiple ‘legacy’ benefits that are being claimed by millions of people. This short course provides newcomers to welfare benefits with an overview of 14 welfare benefits that are currently being claimed in the UK.

Who should attend this course?

This Get Up-close and Personal with Welfare Benefits training course, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help the people and organisations that are providing social welfare support. 

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 become familiar with current welfare benefits, so by the end of this training you will be able to understand:

An overview of 14 current welfare benefits being claimed in the UK (including Universal Credit and PIP)

Eligibility criteria for each of these welfare benefits and the payments that apply

Factors that might affect those claims in the future

 

Two very knowledgeable tutors, both engaging and delivered the appropriate information at the correct pace and level.”

PIP Training Course: Mental Health Concern

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.

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GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP) Learn about PIP and how to make a claim.

GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP) Learn about PIP and how to make a claim.

Get to Grips with Personal Independence Payment

Get to Grips with PIP training course

Only about 14% of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) applications are successful first time round, and 1 in 4 people with a long-term health condition or disability are believed to give up on their PIP application due to a lack of support or because the application process has made them feel worse.

The Society Matters cic Get to Grips with PIP course is designed and delivered by experts in their field, so you can make your mark on these statistics. 

Watch some of our feedback videos about the Get to Grips with PIP course here

Who should attend this course?

This PIP training course, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help the people and organisations that are providing social welfare support. In just two half day sessions you will be helped to really understand the key drivers for PIP assessments, and be capable of helping your clients to navigate the application process to give them the highest possible chance of getting their full benefit entitlement first time round.

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 guided through the complexities of PIP, so by the end of this training you will be able to understand:

What is ‘PIP’?

Who is eligible for PIP?

How to apply for PIP – understanding the application form

How to navigate the 12 PIP descriptors

How to challenge PIP decisions  

“The tutors are knowledgeable and are able to give practical examples and real life cases which puts the rules and how they are applied into a real life perspective.”

Lynne, Gateshead charity

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.

Get in touch

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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.

We make our mark with dynamic delivery

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

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GET TO GRIPS WITH WORKPLACE EQUALITY Training for anyone with responsibility for assuring a truly equal workplace

GET TO GRIPS WITH WORKPLACE EQUALITY Training for anyone with responsibility for assuring a truly equal workplace

Get to Grips with Workplace Equality

A workshop for socially responsible employers

Get to Grips with Workplace Equality 

The Equality Act 2010 is a fundamental cornerstone of modern life in the UK, changing the way that people are protected as consumers, as citizens and as employees. Making sure you have an informed understanding of the implications of the Equality Act and  the latest changes and case law can help you to create a harmonious workplace and reduce the stress and pain of unintentional or unnoticed discrimination.

Who should attend this course?

The Get to Grips with Workplace Equality workshop, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help HR Managers, business owners and Directors who may already be tackling unequal practices in their workplace, or who need to build their confidence through an improved understanding of workplace equality.  

The workshop is designed for anyone who has responsibility for ensuring that their workplace is a truly equal environment. 

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 make your mark on workplace equality.

Going beyond a re-examination of protected characteristics, during the 2.5 hour session our discrimination expert will discuss the surprisingly common day-to-day practices that can result in issues, as well as recent developments and best practice. With years of real life case studies to draw upon, you can explore the changes needed to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally.

“It really is time to put workplace equality back in the spotlight so employers have a real and thorough understanding of what equality means in practice in 2020. I never cease to be amazed at the discriminating practices that exist in some organisations, and much of the time these are unintentional, which makes this workshop a must for anyone who has even the slightest doubt.”

Richard Owen, Employment Law and Discrimination Specialist with 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 £75 + 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

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