Welfare reform workshops

Advice and income maximisation are essential to both financial inclusion and anti-poverty work as Salford residents face radical changes to their benefits and struggle to make ends meet both in and out of work.

Facilitated by expert advisers from Salford Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service and Citizens Advice, these practical and enjoyable workshops are for anyone who works with Salford residents in financial difficulty. So book now for an introduction, update or refresher of the essentials.

The workshops are open to and free for anyone who works with Salford residents. Demand for places on all the workshops is exceptionally high so book now to avoid disappointment.

Debt and hardship

Responding to hardship and crisis

How to respond to and prevent recurring crisis and hardship. The workshop includes accessing Salford Discretionary Support Scheme hardship payments, benefit advances, food banks and charity applications.

Benefit sanctions and work conditions

Find out how to support vulnerable people to manage their claimant commitment with Jobcentre plus and get tips and tactics on challenging sanction decisions.

The benefit cap and two child limit - supporting families

Get up to date with the new two child policy and benefit cap. Find out how to identify those affected and what you can do to support struggling families.

Working age

Universal Credit part one - overview

Get right up to date with the introduction of Universal Credit in Salford. Find out who is affected, how Universal Credit works and how to manage monthly payments.

Universal Credit part two - housing costs

For those who have attended the overview workshop or already have a working knowledge of Universal Credit. This workshop provides all you need to know about the housing cost element with practical tips for problem solving and supporting tenants to pay the rent. 

Employment and Support Allowance form filling

A practical workshop to give you the basic skills and confidence to understand the work capability assessment, support people with their ESA50 or UC50 forms and challenge decisions.

Disability and older people

Benefits and support for carers

This new workshop will provide an overview of the range of benefits and support services available for carers. No prior benefits knowledge needed.

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Get up to date with how PIP is replacing Disability Living Allowance and how you can support disabled residents to claim PIP and challenge decisions.

Basic benefit checking for older people

Build your confidence in identifying missing benefits for older or disabled people and their carers. Aimed at those with little or no benefit knowledge or those that need an update.

Paying for non-residential care

If you're involved in arranging care or working with carers this course will give you a basic understanding of the council's policy on charging for support in the community.

This page was last updated on 1 September 2017

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