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Benefit Cap—Bite Size

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

Originally justified as a measure to peg benefit entitlement at no more than the average wage, the ‘Benefit Cap’ is due to be 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.

“Very easy to understand. Clear and friendly approach.”

Benefits for Carers—Bite Size

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

This bite size session looks at benefit options for those who are carers of adults or children with a disability.  The session will look at Carer's Allowance and income-related benefits that carers may be able to claim and whether carers are better off in or out of work.  This session is suitable for anyone working with carers or people with disabilities who have carers.

Universal Credit Level 2

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

This session will look at some of the complications that can arise for UC claimants, including changes of circumstances, claimants who are self-employed, payments at the end of employment, the benefit cap, in-work conditionality, deductions from benefit and transitional protection issues.

“Course was brilliant. Answered all my questions.”

Universal Credit Level 1

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

This half-day course is suitable for advisers with some experience of giving benefits advice and will examine the Universal Credit Regulations, how entitlement to Universal Credit is calculated, the conditionality rules and work-related activities that claimants will be expected to undertake.

South Staffordshire Health Centre Joins 'Dementia Friendly' Campaign

A South Staffordshire GP practice has become one of the first in the area to join a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Six members of staff at Lakeside Medical Centre in Church Road, Perton, attended a free one hour information session and have become Dementia Friends - an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

General Guidance for Employers & Employees About Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Staffordshire County Council are offering a series of training sessions which helps you as an employer to promote Mental Health and Wellbeing in your workplace.

What event and when ?

All Being Well... general guidance for Employers and Employees about Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

FREE E-learning Offer!

Are you a community group based in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire?

Is your income less than £15K?

If the answer is yes, then The National Training Academy has a fantastic new offer for you and all of your volunteers.

Community Group Training is part of The National Training Academy, who have generously agreed to give away all of their e-learning courses to groups in Stoke and North Staffs for the next six months (August – December 2016). All of the courses are CPD certified and cover a range of topics including:

Social Engagement Platform Workshop

The Change Consortium is pleased to announce a new event!
 
A Social Engagement Platform is a state of the art, social network that is fully branded and hosted as your organisation and can help almost any type of organisation, community or club to connect, consolidate and communicate with their members, whilst helping to increase attrition and interactive activity and directly benefiting your organisation financially, all without any capital outlay costs.

Olive Branch Training - Let's Help the Vulnerable People in Our Community

The Olive Branch Programme was initially launched in mid 2007 following the tragic fire death of Olive Simcock. One of the lessons learnt following her death was for key agencies to engage in closer partnership working to better communicate and refer vulnerable persons to the appropriate agency or organisation.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue are committed to reducing the number of accidental dwelling fires which result in injury or death for the most vulnerable members of our communities through partnership working.

Olive Branch Training is completely FREE of charge.