Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.


Workshop: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Mixed Age Couples

(Advanced Course)

What welfare benefits can a
Mixed Age Couple claim?

"This course helped me understand what happens to a couple's benefits when one of them turns pension age.
The E-Learning was a great way to find out more about the rules - and then testing my new found knowledge in the virtual Workshop boosted my confidence."


This blending learning programme combines an E-Learning course with an online workshop to give housing workers and benefit advisers a better understanding of how the welfare benefit system works for Mixed Age Couples, and the problems they may encounter along the way.

Outline of Programme

Welcome from tutor (10 min video)

Mixed Age Couples and Benefits E-Learning (2 hours approx)

Online Workshop: Case Studies and Quizzes (3 hours approx)
Tuesday 29th September 9.30am - 12.30pm

Click here to book a place for £79+vat
Get the all facts you need to understand this complex area.

Aimed at Housing professionals, in particular those who work in the areas of Benefit Advice, Lettings and Allocations, Income and Rents, Customer Services and Sheltered Housing.

It will give an overview of the rules, working through the main issues that anyone who works with mixed age couples needs to be aware of.

If not given the correct advice a Mixed Age Couple could:

  • Be worse off when moving home.
  • Find it difficult to pay their rent.
  • Not be able to sustain their tenancy.
  • Lose income for years into the future.

This course will give an overview of the rules for mixed age couples and highlights the areas where they could be at risk if they don't get the right advice at the right time.

At the end of the course learners will have a much better understanding of the importance of accurate advice, the implications of the rules and which mixed age couples have options - and so need to be signposted for further advice.

What delegates have said about our courses:

"Great course, so informative and enjoyable."

"Excellent course. I learnt lots of useful hints and tips!"

 Kept us involved - very relevant exercises. Trainer very informative and encouraged discussion."


For more information about this course please....

Call us now on: 01756 796394 or email: training@housingsystems.co.uk




Why book?
Since the rules for mixed age couples changed last year providing accurate advice has become difficult.

This is particularly true for those working age couples when the older member turn pension age.

Many are told to claim Universal Credit when they do have other options.

This course aims to give delegates the knowledge and confidence to advice Mixed Age Couples and signpost them for appropriate advice where necessary. 

Devised to build on the  benefit knowledge delegates already have and give them a deeper understanding of how the system works for mixed age couple,s to ensure they are giving accurate advice!


Book this course for just £79+vat per delegate on our open course.

Or book in-house for £695+vat for up to 14 delegates.

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