Differences between Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (delivered online)
The Welfare Reform (NI) Order 2015 represents the biggest shake up of the social security system in Northern Ireland, since the creation of the welfare state. Its implementation continues to impact on people trying to access and maintain their housing.
This training session will update your knowledge on Welfare Reform and the impacts on the housing situation of vulnerable and low-income households in Northern Ireland. It will also highlight the types of accommodation and groups of people who will remain on Housing Benefit in the short/medium term.
Outcome of the course:
By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of Universal Credit Housing Costs and be better equipped to advise clients on the changes from the Housing Benefit (Legacy system).
Who should attend this training course?
- Both new and experienced advisers who are involved in Welfare Reform
- Housing providers
- Constituency office workers
- Community/residents groups
** this course will be delivered online)
- Advice services
- Housing and homelessness