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Managing Stress

Disability Solutions is running a free course for adults with a disability or long term health condition on managing stress and improving your well being on 12th, 19th and 26th October 2pm to 4pm at the Dudson Centre.

The Prince's Trust: 12 week personal development course

Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.

How does it help?

More than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing.

Through building their confidence and motivation, Team members are encouraged to think about their futures; this includes preparing a post-programme development plan. During the 12 weeks they:

Case Law for Use in PIP & ESA Appeals

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

This is a course for very experienced advisers who are preparing cases for Mandatory Reconsideration and First-Tier Tribunal. This will be a practical course (building on the level 1 and level 2 PIP and ESA courses), in which trainees will learn how to access the Tribunal Service Database of Upper Tribunal decisions and use appropriate cases to support example appeals.

Challenging & Appealing Decisions—Mandatory Reconsiderations—Bite Size

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

What can you do if you disagree with a benefit decision? This hour and a half course looks at the options for claimants and their advisers faced with a decision they wish to change or challenge at the Mandatory Reconsideration stage.

Look out for the hour and a half Challenging & appealing decisions - Tribunals - bite size course which looks at challenging decisions at the Tribunal stage.

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.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Level 2

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

This is a session for more experienced advisers who are assisting service users to claim PIP and to appeal PIP decisions. This session will also look at recent Upper Tribunal decisions and how these can be used when completing Mandatory Reconsideration and Appeal paperwork.

“Very well delivered and easy to understand a hard topic”

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Level 1

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

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in April 2103 to replace Disability Living Allowance for claimants aged 16-64.  This session will look at who is entitled to claim PIP and examine the assessment criteria used to determine entitlement.  The course is suitable for experienced advisers with little or no knowledge of PIP and support workers who do not normally give benefits advice.