Training courses

Nov
15
Thu
Supporting Low Income Households to Manage Benefit Changes @ The Bay Hotel
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**

Aim:

This course has been designed for frontline staff who require an understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and changes to the welfare system and how they will affect people in Fife. The training should help staff provide initial advice and referral to specialist support services.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and how it provides a context to the UK Government’s welfare reforms
  • The ability to summarise the main changes made to the benefits system, to identify which groups are affected by them and the impacts they have had
  • An overview of emerging big changes particularly in relation to Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments including up to date timetables for implementation
  • An understanding of benefit conditionality and how clients can avoid welfare benefit sanctions and appeal or manage those sanctions if they are imposed
  • Information on how people can access the Scottish Welfare fund, get support to manage their money and access other specialist support services

The training will be supported by an online resource which will provide case studies, provide more information on course content, specialist support services and give links to tools.

Who should attend?

Those from any organisation who work with people on low incomes. Participants do not need an in-depth knowledge of current benefits and welfare related work to attend.

Click here to apply online

Jan
22
Tue
Supporting Low Income Households to Manage Benefit Changes @ Fife Voluntary Action
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Aim:

This course has been designed for frontline staff who require an understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and changes to the welfare system and how they will affect people in Fife. The training should help staff provide initial advice and referral to specialist support services.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and how it provides a context to the UK Government’s welfare reforms
  • The ability to summarise the main changes made to the benefits system, to identify which groups are affected by them and the impacts they have had
  • An overview of emerging big changes particularly in relation to Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments including up to date timetables for implementation
  • An understanding of benefit conditionality and how clients can avoid welfare benefit sanctions and appeal or manage those sanctions if they are imposed
  • Information on how people can access the Scottish Welfare fund, get support to manage their money and access other specialist support services

The training will be supported by an online resource which will provide case studies, provide more information on course content, specialist support services and give links to tools.

Who should attend?

Those from any organisation who work with people on low incomes. Participants do not need an in-depth knowledge of current benefits and welfare related work to attend.

Click here to apply online

Feb
26
Tue
Supporting Low Income Households to Manage Benefit Changes @ The Bay Hotel
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Aim:

This course has been designed for frontline staff who require an understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and changes to the welfare system and how they will affect people in Fife. The training should help staff provide initial advice and referral to specialist support services.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and how it provides a context to the UK Government’s welfare reforms
  • The ability to summarise the main changes made to the benefits system, to identify which groups are affected by them and the impacts they have had
  • An overview of emerging big changes particularly in relation to Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments including up to date timetables for implementation
  • An understanding of benefit conditionality and how clients can avoid welfare benefit sanctions and appeal or manage those sanctions if they are imposed
  • Information on how people can access the Scottish Welfare fund, get support to manage their money and access other specialist support services

The training will be supported by an online resource which will provide case studies, provide more information on course content, specialist support services and give links to tools.

Who should attend?

Those from any organisation who work with people on low incomes. Participants do not need an in-depth knowledge of current benefits and welfare related work to attend.

Click here to apply online

Mar
12
Tue
In-Work Poverty Training for Managers @ Fife Voluntary Action
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Aim:

This workshop will provide managers and supervisors of staff with practical skills to recognise when an employee’s financial situation may be affecting their work and how to approach the issue with that person.  It will also provide information on the local sources of support that their employees may be able to access.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Increased their confidence to discuss financial difficulties
  • An understanding on the impact of financial difficulties can have on employment
  • Increased their knowledge and awareness around what advice and support is available to people experiencing financial difficulties

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to all managers and supervisors of staff in Fife.  Anyone can be affected by poverty, not just those on low pay, and evidence shows that an increasing number of households experiencing financial hardship have at least one adult in employment.

Money worries can affect people’s work in many ways, including absence rates and performance.  This course will help you to recognise and address this issue with members of staff.

Click here to apply online

Mar
19
Tue
Supporting Low Income Households to Manage Benefit Changes @ Carnegie Conference Centre
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Aim:

This course has been designed for frontline staff who require an understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and changes to the welfare system and how they will affect people in Fife. The training should help staff provide initial advice and referral to specialist support services.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the nature of poverty in Fife and how it provides a context to the UK Government’s welfare reforms
  • The ability to summarise the main changes made to the benefits system, to identify which groups are affected by them and the impacts they have had
  • An overview of emerging big changes particularly in relation to Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments including up to date timetables for implementation
  • An understanding of benefit conditionality and how clients can avoid welfare benefit sanctions and appeal or manage those sanctions if they are imposed
  • Information on how people can access the Scottish Welfare fund, get support to manage their money and access other specialist support services

The training will be supported by an online resource which will provide case studies, provide more information on course content, specialist support services and give links to tools.

Who should attend?

Those from any organisation who work with people on low incomes. Participants do not need an in-depth knowledge of current benefits and welfare related work to attend.

Click here to apply online