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TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

October 2020

Social security law update

CPAG in Scotland
Social security law and tax credit law can change from day to day and advisers need to keep abreast of developments to advise their clients correctly. Arranged under topic headings and concentrating on caselaw...
27th October Online event Social justice & poverty

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system

CPAG in Scotland
Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are subject to special social security rules. Some are excluded from income-related benefits and instead the local authority is responsible...
29th October Online event Social justice & poverty
November 2020

Universal credit - an introduction

CPAG in Scotland
How can you help your service users manage universal credit? Supporting people with an online system, especially if you are working from home, can be difficult. You do not need to be an expert to make a...
3rd November Online event Social justice & poverty

Benefit basics for advisers in Scotland

CPAG in Scotland
You do not need to be a benefit expert to make a difference. This course is for anyone working with people on low incomes or with additional needs.You will learn the basics of social security and be able to...
4th November Online event Social justice & poverty

Scottish social security - an introduction

CPAG in Scotland
This short course provides an introduction to benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland. It is aimed at advisers and other workers who have little or no knowledge of benefits.The course covers:• What...
10th November Online event Social justice & poverty

Looking up the law online

CPAG in Scotland
Build your skills with this practical course on effective legal research for benefit casework. Competent casework starts by knowing the right questions to ask your client. Whether you are helping clients decide...
17th November Online event Social justice & poverty

Universal credit for ill health and disability

CPAG in Scotland
This course looks at the universal credit (UC) rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people. It will equip you to advise clients about the transfer to UC, including through changes of circumstances...
18th November Online event Social justice & poverty

Universal credit - the online claim

CPAG in Scotland
Helping someone to claim universal credit while providing advice over the phone or by email presents new challenges for advisers. Knowing what each step of the claim form looks like and the importance of...
20th November Online event Social justice & poverty
December 2020

BME Women’s Experiences of Gender Based Violence

Scottish Women's Aid
This session will raise awareness and broaden understanding of the varied issues for black and minority ethnic (BME) women and their children experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and other types of...
10th December Online event Social justice & poverty