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Welfare and Benefits

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide staff working within Supported Living, Domiciliary and Housing services with the knowledge required in order for them to be able to identify relevant welfare and benefits. The course will look at how to access these and the factors that are considered when deciding on an application. The knowledge gained from this course will support staff to confidently offer advice and guidance to the individuals they support.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, fact sheets and case studies.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Act 2014
Welfare Reform Act 2012 – revised 2015
Mental Capacity Act 2006
Equality Act 2010
and the following QCF unit:
Support individuals to manage their finances
Support individuals to access and manage direct payments

Course content

Legislation
Why some benefits are more popular than others
Benefits available
Statistics: Disability living allowance (DLA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Supporting an Individual to access Benefits
Attitudes towards spending on different groups
Signposting and advice

Learning outcomes

State the current legislation in relation to welfare and benefits
List in order what benefits are more popular than others
State benefits available
State statistics for: Disability living allowance (DLA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Supporting an Individual to access Benefits
Describe the attitudes of others towards spending on different groups of people
Describe the benefits of signposting individuals to sources of advice

Duration

6 hours

Call us on 01727 733 999 or email us at info@uniquetrainingsolutions.co.uk to find out how we can help you with this course.

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