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Universal Credit and Single Parents in Scotland (Edinburgh)

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One Parent Families Scotland

2 York Place

Edinburgh

EH1 3EP

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* Please note that all the places are now reserved. There is a waiting list in place though so if places open up these will become available on a first come first serve basis *


This free half-day course (3hrs) is aimed at practitioners who have some benefit knowledge and support single parents in their work. The course provides an introduction and overview of universal credit rules for single parents in Scotland and includes how the calculation works, the claims and payments process, the conditions placed on claimants and matters unique to Scotland.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Know when single parents are affected by universal credit
  • Understand how universal credit is made up and calculated
  • Understand work-related conditions and how to deal with sanctions
  • Have resources to share with single parents and colleagues
  • Be aware of the wide range of expert advice from our Lone Parent Helpline for single parents, practitioners and friends / relatives.

All content has been fully updated for 2019-20. A basic benefit knowledge is necessary to get the most out of the session.

See what previous attendees say about the training:

Very informative and delivered in an engaging and upbeat manner. Very thorough too.

Brilliant training - very good discussions - excellent training.

Very useful, clear information in friendly atmosphere.

Very important to have useful knowledge to highlight priorities and potential pitfalls for service users.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The office is in a central location in Edinburgh city centre, just a short 5-minute walk from Waverley Railway Station and a few minutes from the Bus Station. There are excellent public transport links and several car parks available in the city centre.

Disabilities

There are two staircases to the training room and there is no wheelchair access unfortunately. If this causes a barrier to attend the training, please get in touch with us as soon as possible and we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements.

What can I bring into the event?

Feel free to bring your laptops, notepads etc. for notes.

Can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Yes, please contact Nicky Sugden for more information. Email nicky.sugden@opfs.org.uk or call 0131 556 3899.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


No need to bring printed tickets.

Is my registration ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer it to a colleague, just let us know of the change beforehand.

Cancellations or no-shows

Non-attendance or cancellation with less than five working daysnotice will be subject to a full charge of £20. You may transfer your place to an alternative attendee free of charge, please advise us of any changes.

Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to info@opfs.org.uk.

Allergies

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please advise if you have any allergies that we should be aware of.

Do you only provide training at the OPFS venue?

No, we can also come to you. All our courses can be tailored and booked to take place at your venue

The following half day in-house courses are available to the third sector and public / private sectors:

  • Single Parent Awareness
  • Benefit Conditions and Sanctions on Single Parents
  • Universal Credit for Single Parents in Scotland
  • Child Maintenance to Maximise Single Parent Income

Contact our training delivery coordinator Nicky Sugden for more information on fees and set up arrangements.

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