Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Universal Credit & Sheltered Housing

Looking for training specifically devised for those who work in sheltered housing?
"Fantastic course - all the case studies and exercises were very relevant to my role. I now feel so much more confident....."
This full-day session is packed full of useful information and practical ideas aimed at those working in sheltered housing 
This course is designed for those housing workers who would like a practical understanding of how Universal Credit works for those working age claimants living in sheltered housing. It gives delegates the information and tools they need to ensure their tenants are given the correct advice.

Outline of the day:

                Introductions and expectations

                Intro to UC
                What is it? / What's it replacing?
                How it works / Mixed age couples

                Who can claim?
                Basic eligibility conditions
                Claimant commitment


               Getting the rent covered by UC or HB?
               How it works for sheltered housing
               What is 'specified accommodation' ?
               Service charges under UC

               Who has to claim
               SDP gateway
               Taking advantage of the rules


               Who has to claim
               What triggers the need to claim: case studies
               Options for mixed age couples
               Moving from ESA - current problems
               What happens to existing benefits - HB 2 week run on

                Claims and Payments
                The claimant journey
                Advance Payments
                Ensuring a complete claim is made and processed                                               Payments - the defaults and the alternatives     


                How Calculated
                The smoothie concept
                Income and savings
                What if they have a house to sell? 
               How does UC work for those with health conditions
               Quick overview


What delegates have said about this course:

"Explained brilliantly - really useful course."

"Feel ready to help my residents tackle any problem that may arise."

"Such a useful course - covered everything I need to know to do my job. Really helped that is was from a sheltered housing perspective."

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
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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.

For claimants living in sheltered housing there is the added complication of how the rent will be funded via HB or UC?

This course aims to give delegates the knowledge and confidence they need to tackle these issues and ensure their residents get the right advice. 

This course aids learning by using relevant case studies and discussion. 

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

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