Benefits training courses over Zoom from Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK offers a range of essential online courses in partnership with the Benefits Training Company. Each course is run in two parts, using Zoom and facilitated by an experienced benefits trainer. Introduction to Welfare Benefits will be held on 20 and 21 October. The course is aimed at professionals who work in advice or … Continue reading Benefits training courses over Zoom from Disability Rights UK

ISCAL – Halifax Employers Of Disabled People

ISCAL is a Halifax-based supported factory for people with all types of disabilities and health conditions. It aims to provide meaningful training and job opportunities to local people who have barriers to accessing employment and need to build their capabilities and skills. This is achieved by providing a working manufacturing environment, in conjunction with basic … Continue reading ISCAL – Halifax Employers Of Disabled People

Starting Line Pre-Employment Courses – November

Starting Line is a free seven-week pre-employment group support course, delivered by Scope and there are places locally in November. The course consists of 14 modules, delivered on 2 half days a week, plus a weekly one to one with an Employment Adviser. they work with disabled people to: • Understand individual career goals and … Continue reading Starting Line Pre-Employment Courses – November

Dept. For Work & Pensions’ Weekly Newsletter

Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Health and disability green paper – two weeks to go Don’t miss the chance to shape the future of the benefits system by responding to the Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper consultation. The 12-week consultation closes on 11 October. It is running alongside a series of consultation events … Continue reading Dept. For Work & Pensions’ Weekly Newsletter

Staying Warm With Citizens’ Advice Calderdale

‘Want a warmer, cosier home? Want to waste less money on energy bills? With high energy prices (soon to get higher) and the imminent possible reduction of Universal Credit, many people are being forced to choose between paying their rent, buying food and keeping warm. But it’s not just about being comfortable, prolonged cold can … Continue reading Staying Warm With Citizens’ Advice Calderdale

Energy & Heating Support From Citizens’ Advice

With high energy prices (soon to get higher) and the imminent possible reduction of Universal Credit, many people are being forced to choose between paying their rent, buying food and keeping warm. But it’s not just about being comfortable, prolonged cold can aggravate existing serious health conditions such as heart attacks, and strokes and lung … Continue reading Energy & Heating Support From Citizens’ Advice

Broken benefits system hitting thousands of Disabled people

Thousands of Disabled people on out of work benefits, such as ESA and Jobseeker’s Allowance, are facing considerable mental health and physical challenges as the pandemic has left them struggling financially, new research shows. The stark findings are from the latest Disability Benefits Consortium’s (DBC) survey. It was completed by over 1,800 Disabled people in receipt … Continue reading Broken benefits system hitting thousands of Disabled people