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Devon Communities Together

Unit 7 Basepoint Business Centre

Yeoford Way

Exeter

EX2 8LB

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With the media coverage of the benefits system focusing on Universal Credit for jobseekers, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that many people with disabilities struggle to establish entitlement to benefit without support. Come and find out how to provide that support.

This course is for people who provide advice and support to people with disabilities. It provides an overview of the benefits available to people with disabilities as well as information about the rules for individual benefits and the impact of benefits like Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance on means-tested benefits, including Universal Credit. It will give participants an understanding of:

  • the financial help that is currently available to people with disabilities in a wide range of circumstances;
  • the impact of recent and future changes to the benefits system which will have a significant impact on people with disabilities

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMISSION THIS AS AN IN-HOUSE COURSE TAILORED TO YOUR ORGANISATIONAL NEEDS PLEASE CONTACT INFO@DEVONCOMMUNITIES.ORG.UK

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The course will enable participants to:

  • identify key conditions of entitlement to all disability-related benefits;
  • understand the basics of ‘means-testing’ and how disability- related benefits may increase entitlement;
  • identify options to support claimants who wish to challenge decisions.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR

Vincent Willson

Vincent has worked for the Citizens Advice service in Devon since 1985. As an experienced trainer, he has provided benefits training for many years to voluntary and statutory sector staff, covering all aspects of the benefits system from introductory courses to Tribunal Representation. He has been a benefits caseworker for most of his working life, having taken cases to the Upper Tribunal level. He has been providing benefits training for Citizens Advice Devon since 2017. He is the Chief Officer at Citizens Advice Teignbridge.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email info@devoncommunities.org.uk

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Unit 7 Basepoint Business Centre

Yeoford Way

Exeter

EX2 8LB

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