Challenging Decisions

When 14 November at 9:00am, 2019
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This practical course explores what DWP decisions can be challenged, when and how. It covers a range of strategies and options, from preventing poor decisions, asking for a supersession, negotiating the mandatory reconsideration maze through to how the appeal system works and how to prepare for an appeal.  

Methods: A mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.  

Tutor: Jana Elles has worked as a generalist advice worker for well over twenty years, and as a Welfare Rights specialist for ten. She has delivered training nationally for LASA and Citizens Advice, and latterly to advice centres, support agencies and housing associations. Although legally trained, her ongoing advice work experience mean her training is accessible and clear. Jana will provide detailed information combined with practical tips for getting the best from the benefits system for your clients.  

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of the methods of challenging DWP decisions.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place.