Disability and Carers’ Benefits

BenefitsTrainingCo

This course is part of a programme of training courses Wandsworth Advice will be arranging over the coming months

Date: Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9.45 – 4.30

Where: Chapel Room, Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street

Delivered by: The Benefits Training Company

Please note, all participants who attend this course are then entitled to 12-months free consultancy from the Benefits Training Company on any benefit issues raised by their clients

Open to: staff and volunteers of non-profit advice and/or information providers based and providing services to Wandsworth residents

Cost: Wandsworth Advice is covering the costs of this event so it will be free to participants

How to book: please use the booking form at the bottom of this post

Course aims

  • To provide an overview of the benefits which can be claimed by adults and children with a health problem or a disability
  • To provide an overview of the benefits which can be claimed by carers of adults and children with a health problem or a disability
  • To provide email and telephone support for 12 months following the course

Course objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the different types of health and disability related benefits which can be claimed in respect of adults and children;
  • Have a good understanding of who can claim each disability related and carer benefit;
  • Be able to successfully facilitate claims on behalf of people affected by a health problem and/or their carer;
  • Know how to deal with typical problems, such as payments stopping;
  • Have an awareness of how disability and carers benefits can lead to increases in the wider system;
  • Be able to maximise income for people affected by a health problem/disability and their carers;
  • Have access to advice regarding any benefits-related question for 12 months after the course.

Methods of delivery

This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.

Suitable for

This course is relevant to anyone who works with people affected by a health problem or a disability and/or the people who care for them.

Please book using the form below

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