GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

Get to Grips with Personal Independence Payment

“Get to Grips with PIP” made it very easy to understand and once explained it takes away the mystery!”

Annie, Salvation Army

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. 

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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

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

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.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

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 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.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

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