Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
On-line Workshop: UC Housing Costs: Problem Areas

This workshop looks at the key problem areas UC claimants experience with the Housing Costs Element. Many claimants do not receive the correct amount but find it difficult to work out why.

This workshop will give participants the information they need to investigate what's gone wrong. Untidy tenancies, Bedroom Tax issues, Non-dependant Deductions, Being away from home.


Who can get a Housing Costs Element
Untidy Tenancies
Being away from home
No tenancy agreement - being treated as liable
How is the Housing Costs Element worked out
Bedroom Tax
Non-dependant deductions
53 week rent year
Why a APA managed payment may vary / stop

Led by experts, this workshop is one in our range of online workshops that explore the detail of current Universal Credit  'hot topics'.

Designed to be engaging, informative and interactive, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the topic area.

Each workshop will last between 90 and 120 minutes, and will include a presentation, Q&A session, exercises to reinforce learning, discussion of useful tools and an action plan.

With a maximum of 12 on each workshop, participants have the opportunity to delve into some of the current issues affecting UC claimants so that they are able to offer appropriate help and advice.


Wed 1st July, 2pm-4pm

Thursday 2nd July, 10am-12pm 


Cost: £49+vat per place       Duration: 90-120 minutes


To find out how to book a place (or two) please click here.