All our courses are updated to include changes in the Benefits System. Courses can be run at a basic or more experienced level and usually last one day.

"Very enjoyable- would attend again" Audrey Hobson, Coventry City Council

"Always very useful and well presented" Giuseppina Taverna, Care Solutions Group

"Very good overview of coming changes in the Welfare System" Karen Thomas, Llanelli Women's Aid

Personal Independence Payments have started to replace Disability Living Allowance for working age clients since April 2013. 2 million DLA claimants are currently being reassessed.

One aim is to cut the overall bill by 20%.  The government is aiming to remove entitlement to DLA for 1 in 4 current claimants(around 500,000).

This course will include details on-

  • Reasons for change, basics of Personal Independence Payment in key card format, cost implications,  timetable for changes- which clients are likely to be affected and when,  passporting
  • a recap. on the law on-  Non disability and disability rules, possible losers/  winners
  • changes in March 2017 to the descriptors
  • assessment and appeals
  • caselaw
  • how to challenge decisions- a chance to exchange information on good advocacy techniques
  • a chance to discuss with other participants how you might respond both as an organisation and with your clients in mind
  • at a glance guide between the new(Personal Independence Payments) and old system(Disability Living Allowance)

duration— 1 day  10am- 4pm

Course Level- Update (for delegates with or without prior knowledge of the subject)

Course accreditation- the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised us to award 5.25 hours Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending this course. Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.


Booking - In-House

Booking - In-House Courses

Please e mail us to explain your needs and get a quotation.


We provide:

· Planning, course development and delivery

· Comprehensive course guides, Benefits rate posters

· Evaluation on course completion, course certificates

· free post course learning resources- newsletters


You provide:

· The venue (arrangement & payment)

· Equipment (Digital projector and flipchart)

Maximum number of 16 participants.  


In-house Course Cancellation-   If we cancel the course, then a full refund will be paid(excluding other costs, such as travel).  No refund will be payable if you cancel the course within one month of the commencement date.  We will try to set a mutually convenient new date for the training and additional costs for travel/  accomodation,  if pre booked,  may be chargeable.