Housing Benefit and Supported Housing in the light of proposed reform - fully booked!
- Brunswick House 51 Wilson Street Glasgow G1 1UZ
- 17 Feb 2012
- 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
See Booking Form for details.
- Booking Details
See Booking Form.
*This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Heather McCluskey.
The Department of Work and Pensions recently launched proposals to change the way Housing Benefits deals with supported housing. These changes are driven by the recognition that the current system is complex and difficult to administer as well as the recognition that the introduction of the new Universal Credit system will have implications for supported housing.
A consultation exercise was undertaken by the DWP last year about the proposals. Final decisions have not yet been announced and further detail about how the proposals are to be implemented is awaited. What is clear, however, is that supported housing will be affected by welfare reform.
Objectives of this half day training event
This event will be an opportunity to find out more about what has been proposed and an opportunity to discuss the possible implications for the provision of supported housing. The event will include the following:
- An overview of current system and how supported housing is treated
- An overview of the Universal Credit system
- An overview of the proposals relating to supported housing
- An examination of the possible implications for supported housing
This event will be delivered by Bill Irvine, HB Advice and Advocacy and Peter Meehan, Benefits Advisor for Cosla
A programme for the event is available here.