GET BUSINESS READY FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT

GET BUSINESS READY FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT

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?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

Book your place for only £45.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

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 WORKPLACE EQUALITY

GET TO GRIPS WITH WORKPLACE EQUALITY

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?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

Book your place for only £45.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

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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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Understanding Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health 

 

You’re hard pressed to turn on the TV or look through social media today without someone talking about being aware of your mental health and seeking to improve it. However, are you confident you really understand what they mean by mental health? Do you feel you have sufficient understanding to support people who let you know they are facing challenges with their mental health?

This course is designed to lay out the basics about mental health and challenge some of the stereotypes and assumptions.

What will you learn?

This 3 hour online training session will help you to build your knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, and offer the opportunity for reflection, discussion and practical implementation of learning and plans of action, in a safe environment. You will learn about:

Definitions of mental health and common mental health issues

Common perceptions of mental health in society

Stigma and stereotyping and how they impact people experiencing mental health issues.

Challenging stereotypes of mental health  

Rights and responsibilities with respect to mental health, and the resources available for support.

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

To discuss your exact requirements for this specialist training and prices please get in touch today.

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

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR MANAGERS AND OWNERS

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR MANAGERS AND OWNERS

Mental Health Awareness for Owners and Managers

Mental Health Awareness for Owners and Managers

As society increasingly recognises the many issues people face through mental health, so too are employers being faced with changing work practices and legislation with respect to the issue. As well as employers’ responsibility for their overall staff welfare, with the Health and Safety Executive recognising an employer’s legal duty to protect employees from stress in the workplace it is crucial that mental health, in all its forms, is something all managers and business owners understand.

What will you learn? 

Following on from your participation in our Mental Health Awareness course, you will look further into the responsibilities that managers and owners have with respect to the mental health of their staff, and explore ways to improve your workplace practice by learning:

Awareness of management responsibilities including appropriate legislation and standards. 

Appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviours with respect to mental health, including issues of cultural diversity

Available schemes, toolkits, and pledges that are available for organisations to use to model their management of mental health in the workplace. 

A framework to audit their current provision for staff mental health and wellbeing  

The development of reviewable short and medium term staff actions plans

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

To discuss your exact requirements for this specialist training and prices please get in touch today.

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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STRESS AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE

STRESS AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE

Managing Stress and Personal Resilience

Managing Stress and Personal Resilience

When we move from being under pressure to being stressed, we can be affected physically, mentally and emotionally. Recognising the signs of stress and managing your reaction to it can help you improve your wellbeing, both at work and in your private life, and live a better more balanced life.

This two-hour session is an practical introduction to the concepts of stress and resilience, combined with practical exerices and materials that can be used immediately to reframe your vision of stress and start to build change into your life

 

Being resilient doesn’t mean being rigid; it means adapting and changing

By increasing your personal resilience, you will build a toolkit of methods to understand stress, be aware of your emotions and manage your thoughts to live a better life. 

You’ll become empowered to change your outlook and mindset, recognising the triggers that cause stress and learning how to recognise their effects and change them for the better. 

This is, of course, the start of a journey and you will also be given tools that you can use in the future to continue your development and signposted to resources that allow you to explore the subject in a deeper fashion.

What will you learn?

Through a combination of quickfire activities, exercises, quizzes and shared experiences, you will be helped to make your mark on stress and personal resilience by learning about:

The definition of stress, its causes and sources and effects.

The connection between stress and pressure, and the signs of both.

The methods you can use to reduce personal stress

The meaning and value of personal resilience

Using mindfulness, lifestyle and attitude change to increase resilience 

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

To discuss your exact requirements for this specialist training and prices please get in touch today.

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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