…. just what I needed to give my Employment Services Team an overview of the benefits system.
James Bird, Head of Employment Services, Linkage Community Trust
Welcome to Social Welfare Training

We provide quality welfare benefits training and consultancy based on legal rights.

Our accredited training and resources support:
  • Poverty reduction
  • Tenancy sustainment
  • Independence for disabled people
  • Getting into work
  • Keeping up with Welfare Reform
  • Staff development

The Solicitors Regulation Authority(SRA) has authorised us to award Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending our courses. Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.

Latest News

One of the problems with Universal Credit is that it is paid monthly in arrears.

Childcare costs are paid at 85% of fees up to a monthly maxmium of £646.35(1 child)  or £1108.04(2 or more children).

Neil Arnott - 12/08/2019

The government has started to make transitional payments to those claimants who have lost the SDP(severe disability premium)as part of their Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-related Employment

Neil Arnott - 09/08/2019

The same regulations referred to above introduce more changes-

Neil Arnott - 09/08/2019

The rules around support for mortgage interest(SMI) are here. Generally clients wait 9 months to receive help;
typically 2.61% of the outstanding mortgage/ home loan.

Neil Arnott - 09/08/2019

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Alex McCloud - 09/08/2019
Alex McCloud - 06/08/2019
Carol Buckley - 05/08/2019
Carol Buckley - 05/08/2019
Celebrating over 10 years of Advice & Support