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Paying people who receive benefits course (Co-production and participation)

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1st Floor Kinnaird House

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Paying people who receive benefits course (Co-production and participation)

Venue: LONDON, SCIE Office

It is widely accepted as good practice to pay fees and expenses to people who use services and carers who get involved in participation, involvement and co-production. This is an essential part of good practice in co-production and an important way of valuing the input of people who use services and carers.

Course content

  1. Introduction – over view of co-production principles of equality, diversity access and reciprocity and how these relate to paying people for co-production activity
  2. Why is offering to pay peoples’ fees and expenses important?
  3. What is current government policy?
  4. Overview of the benefits system
  5. Understanding Universal Credit
  6. How to offer people co-production opportunities that do not conflict with their benefit conditions
  7. The different amounts people can accept
  8. Notional earnings - the good news
  9. Paying people in arrears
  10. Reimbursing expenses
  11. Tax on payments - when to deduct
  12. How to complete a permitted work form
  13. Overview of standard organisational policies you need
  14. Developing a payments flow chart
  15. Standard letters to Jobcentre Plus

Learning outcomes

Attendees will:

  • Understand why payment of fees and expenses is an important part of co-production
  • Understand how the benefit system works in relation to payments for co-production
  • Identify the principles of good practice in making payments to people on benefits
  • Improve your knowledge and confidence about how to implement a safe and effective organisational payments policy

Who should attend?

This course is for people working in co-production/participation/patient public involvement in health, social care and housing organisations. It will be useful for anyone who is developing policies on paying people who use services and carers, this may include staff in finance roles.



If you would like to attend but need to have an invoice for this booking please email melissa.leen@scie.org.uk

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