An Overview of Welfare Reform


This half day training course provides participants with a dynamic overview of the proposed and already implemented changes initiated by welfare reform.

It covers reforms and potential reforms to benefits for children, working age and older people, including means tested benefits, non-means tested benefits, child tax credits and working tax credits, disability benefits including PIPS and ESA and housing benefit. It also outlines the different elements of Universal Credit and how they might apply to single people, families, disabled persons and to housing costs.

Who Should Attend

The course is aimed at advisers, policy workers, those involved in lobbying and campaigning, community champions interested in advice work and those working in the subject area to update and refresh their knowledge in this ever changing subject matter.


The course will run on Friday 4 October 2013. It will be delivered at Advice NI offices in Belfast. The course runs from 9.30am to 1.00pm.


Advice NI Members - £30
Voluntary and Statutory Sector organisations - £45
Private and statutory sector organisations - £70

Educational/ Professional Framework

This course can be used as evidence towards a range of units in our  Advice and Guidance NVQ’s at Level 3 Certificate and Level 4 Diploma including Understand the Importance of Legislation and Procedures (Unit

It is also linked to the National Occupational Standards for Legal Advisers including: IB19 – First Line Welfare Rights and Legal Advice.

More information

For further information about the course please contact:

Ryan Fitzsimmons, Training and Development Practitioner
Advice NI, 1 Rushfield Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3FP
Tel: 028 9064 5919

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Age NI office:
028 9024 5729

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