Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Universal Credit & Affordability Checks

Need training that tackles the practicalities of affordability checks complicated by UC?

"Excellent training that was so useful and relevant. I did not realise how different Universal Credit was......"
This full-day session is packed full of useful information and practical case studies.
Aimed specifically at those who work in allocations. The knowledge gained on this course will help delegates give accurate advice to tenants moving home. Delegate will learn how to recognise when a move will trigger the need to claim Universal Credit and the impact this would have on the claimant's income and therefore ability to afford the tenancy. And they will investigate some of the pitfalls of claiming UC - so that they can offer useful advice to these tenants about the complexities of UC.

Outline of the day:

9.30am                 Introductions and expectations

9.40am                 What is Universal Credit
What is it? What’s it replacing?

10.15am               Who has to claim
                             Basic eligibility criteria

                             When moving home is a trigger
                             SDP gateway - taking advantage of the rules
                             Mixed age couples
                             Card Case Studies

11.00am               Break

11.15am              The implications of claiming
                             Worse off / better off
                             Monthly payments

11.30am              Working out how much
                            The Smoothie concept
                            Maximum Universal Credit
                            Two child limit
                            Benefit Cap
                            Differences to the legacy benefit system

12.45pm              Lunch

1.15pm                Working out how much cont.
                             Housing Costs Element
                             Different Bedroom Tax/Non-dep rules
                             How Income and Savings are taken into account
                             Benefit Cap

2.45pm                 Break

3.00pm                 What advice would you give          
                             Putting knowledge into practise
                             Case Studies

4.15pm                 Action Plan

4.30pm                 Close
What delegates have said about this course:

"Fab course and trainer - just what I needed."

"Very thought provoking - I hadn't realised just
how complex UC was."

 "The trainer was excellent and answered all our questions ."

"I can now answer all those questions I was uncertain about before - I feel great."

To book this course in-house for just £985+vat for up to 16 delegates please....

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

"I have worked in housing for over 30 years and this is the best benefits training I have ever had."

Shoreline Housing
Find out more about our in-house training...........click here
If you would like to learn more about our services just ask for an information pack - email us at: info@housingsystems.co.uk
In-house course
Universal Credit is more complex than anyone expected and those complexities are causing huge problems for claimants.

Many are not aware why the problem has arisen or how to deal with it.

Some don't even know that they are missing out on money they are entitled to.

This course aims to give delegates the knowledge and confidence to tackle these issues. 

Devised especially for those staff who have a basic knowledge of Universal Credit and are now ready to delve into the complexities of the system that they need to know for their job.

This course aids learning by using case studies and discussion and is different to most other UC training.

You will not be disappointed if you book this course.

Book this course in-house for just £985+vat (for up to 16 delegates).