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Advice House Benefit Training: Benefits after a death - bite size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

Benefits after a death - bite size

Monday 6th March 2017, 2pm-3.30pm

This session is suitable for social workers and support workers who work with the bereaved.  We will look at what a widow, widower or bereaved family member needs to do following the death of a loved one and entitlements to social funeral payments and bereavement benefits.

THE RIGHT START: Managing Money

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.**

An introductory session for those who look after finances.  This workshop will cover the basics to enable you to manage your money more effectively and include:

  • Basic book keeping

  • Cash flow

  • Budgeting

  • Forecasting

  • Accounting for what you spend

 

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Advice House Benefit Training - DLA to PIP - bite size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

DLA to PIP - bite size

Wednesday 1st March 2017, 2pm-3.30pm

With most people claiming DLA due to be ‘invited’ to claim PIP instead, this course looks at the similarities and differences between the two benefits, when and how the change-over happens and the options for a claimant unhappy with their PIP award.

Advice House Benefit Training - Tax Credits level 2

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

The introduction of Universal Credit will mean that people who are transferring from Tax Credits to Universal Credit part way through a tax year may receive a demand for repayment of a Tax Credit overpayment. This session will cover dealing with Tax Credit overpayments and how to dispute or appeal Tax Credit decisions.

 

Rural Forum Funding Event

Businesses in rural areas now have a number of different routes to find support for their growth ambitions. Funding from both the government and the EU is still available through a range of bespoke and general support programmes operated locally through local authorities, Chambers of Commerce and other organisations.

Let’s Work Together: Be Safe, Feel Secure

Delivered by Staffordshire Police, this short workshop will enable anyone who works in communities support those who are at risk of crime.  This session will look at basic knowledge of anti-social behaviour, crime reduction, bogus callers and will enable you to provide reassurance to those you work with.

Let’s Work Together aims to bring all agencies together to help people live healthy, safe and independent lives by giving the tolls, training and skills to become the “eyes and ears” for partner organisations, identifying risks or referring to services.

Advice House Benefit Training: The Benefit Cap - bite size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent

The Benefit Cap – bite size

Mon 27th February, 2pm-3.30pm

Originally justified as a measure to peg benefit entitlement at no more than the average wage, the ‘Benefit Cap’ has been reduced substantially.  This course, for advisers of all levels of experience, looks at who is exempt, which benefits count towards the Cap and some options that can help if you are affected.