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Universal Credit for Single Parents in Scotland

Thu 20 September 2018 @ 1:15pm - 4:15pm

This free half-day course (3hrs) is aimed at practitioners who have some benefit knowledge and support single parents in their work. The course provides an introduction and overview of universal credit rules for single parents in Scotland. It includes how the calculation works, the claims and payments process, the conditions placed on claimants and matters unique to Scotland.
By the end of the course participants will:

Know when single parents are affected by universal credit

Know which benefits are being abolished and which benefits remain

Understand how universal credit is made up and calculated

Understand work-related conditions and how to deal with sanctions

Have resources to share with single parents and colleagues

Have access to our Practitioners Advice Helpline for unlimited ongoing support

All content updated for 2018-19. A basic benefit knowledge is necessary to get the most out of the session.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The office is in a central location in Glasgow city centre. Just a minutes walk from Glasgow Cenrtal Station with excellent public transport links and there is a number of car parks available in the city centre. There is a lift in the building, however there are some stairs to take before reaching this.
What can I bring into the event?
Feel free to bring your laptops, notepads etc.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Yes, please contact Nicky Sugden for more information. Email nicky.sugden@opfs.org.uk.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need to bring printed tickets.
Is my registration ticket transferrable?
Yes, you can transfer it to a colleague and let us know.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes, that is fine.
Do you only provide training at the OPFS venue?
No, we can also come to you. All our courses can be tailored and booked to take place at your venue
The following half day in-house courses are available:

Single Parent Awareness

Benefit Conditions and Sanctions on Single Parents

Universal Credit for Single Parents in Scotland

Child Maintenance to Maximise Single Parent Income

We also offer training to the private sector.
Contact our training delivery coordinator Nicky Sugden nicky.sugden@opfs.org.uk for more information on fees and set up arrangements.


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