Universal Credit and Supported Accommodation

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Develop your understanding of Universal Credit in relation to the people you support who are living in Supported Accommodation.

At a glance

Course type: Practical
Who should attend? Front line support workers, Managers

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This day will explore the key rules for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit and the need to claim housing benefit to cover rent for people living in supported accommodation. The session will also consider how to claim both benefits and the role of support workers in helping to claim these benefits and resolve difficulties that might be encountered with either. 

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works in supported accommodation who needs further knowledge about the welfare benefit system and/or must give practical support to occupants who are dependent on welfare benefits.   

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

• Universal Credit entitlement rules including the housing cost element
• Key Housing Benefit rules
• Alternative Payment Arrangements, Budgeting advice, Direct Deduction for arrears; including rent
• The process for claiming both UC and HB
• Problems in claiming these benefits for those in supported housing
• The implications of gaining employment in supported housing  
• How support workers can be important in resolving difficulties 
• Moving on from supported housing into private sector accommodation and the issues and problems that might arise


Homeless Link, Minories House, 2-5 Minories, London, EC3N 1BJ

Cost - Introductory offer

Member - £75

Associate member - £90

Non-member - £120

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