Social Welfare Training's services are-

  • legal rights based- grounded in Social Security Law. We explain legal rights and how to enforce them.
  • high quality- regularly updated, produced by experts with over 20 years experience, reviewed by a Senior peer reviewer for the Legal Service Commission, delivered by experts.
  • accredited- the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised us to award Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors.
  • well reviewed- 96% of participants tell us our training is excellent or good.
  • part of ongoing learning- our courses are one part of a package which includes free newsletters, discussion, Benefit rate posters and downloads.
  • cost effective- competitively priced.


Social Welfare Training Limited is an independent, national company, started in 2008(originally trading as Social Welfare Training) by

Neil Arnott, BA(Hons)Economics, PGCE.

Neil has worked in the independent advice work sector since 1993. From 2002-2010 he worked at Avon and Bristol Law Centre as a Legal Aid Welfare Benefits Supervisor. The franchise gained the highest score of 'outstanding' on LSC peer review, a score achieved by around 5% of suppliers nationally. He dealt with complex welfare benefit cases to First Tier Appeal and Upper Tribunal level and provided consultancy to the local advice sector and internally to Law Centre solicitors.

He has designed and delivered training on welfare benefits to many professionals including advice workers, solicitors, social workers and housing workers. Neil is a trained teacher.

Joe Power LLB - Welfare Benefits

Joe is a practising solicitor at a Law Centre in Yorkshire. He also acts as a Senior Peer Reviewer for the Legal Services Commission where he assesses the quality of work in organisations that hold Legal Aid Franchises in Welfare Benefits. He has taken test cases for clients to the Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal and High Court. Before qualifying as a solicitor he undertook benefits casework in social care and housing related support settings.  He is a partner at Heath and Power Solicitors.

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