Universal Credit and Supported Accommodation
If you are interested in potentially running this topic through our live, interactive online in-house offer please contact James Cuming on 07375 042 815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is this course for?
Anyone who works in supported accommodation who needs further knowledge about the welfare benefit system because it is their role to give practical support to occupants who are dependent on welfare benefits. The course might also be useful for those who manage such accommodation services and those who have other roles such rent arrears officers and Resettlement workers.
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
Costs (in-house training)
This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Associate members: £920
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