Paying the Rent: UC rent element Housing Benefit

When 17 October
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course is for anyone who supports people in rented accommodation. It looks in detail at when someone can claim UC or HB to help with their housing costs, how they are assessed and paid, and what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home.  

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 support for rental costs through the systems of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit.
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