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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.

April 2021

Benefit basics in Scotland

CPAG Scotland
ou 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...
20th April Online Social justice & poverty

Surviving Economic Abuse

Scottish Women's Aid
Learning outcomes:• Understanding of how to define economic abuse, the dynamics and how it impacts on survivors• Legislative protections for people experiencing economic abuse• How to identify forms of economic...
22nd April Online Social justice & poverty

Universal credit - the online claim

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. Helping someone to claim universal credit while...
22nd April Online Social justice & poverty

Supporting benefit claimants online

CPAG in Scotland
Home working, social distancing and self-isolation present unique challenges to frontline workers. This course is an opportunity to discuss how advisers and support workers can best help people navigate the...
27th April Online 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, covering transitional rules for those coming...
28th April Online Social justice & poverty
May 2021

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

Scottish Women's Aid
Learning Outcomes: • Understanding the Scottish Government’s definition of domestic abuse and national policy response• Understanding the impacts of domestic abuse through theory, research and survivor...

Children & Young People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Scottish Women's Aid
Learning Outcomes: • Understanding how children and young people experience domestic abuse through theory, research and survivor testimony• Understanding of the physiological impacts of domestic abuse on...

Coronavirus benefits and work

CPAG in Scotland
he government’s coronavirus job retention scheme and self-employment income support scheme have provided help during the pandemic, while other support has been introduced for low income workers required to...

Overpayments of benefit and tax credits

CPAG in Scotland
Benefit may be overpaid for many reasons and recovery often leaves people in hardship. Using practical examples, this course equips you to deal with overpayments by taking a systematic approach to checking and...

Benefits for EEA nationals - Advanced

CPAG in Scotland
This experienced level course looks in detail at the social security rights of EEA nationals and their family members in the UK. It provides an opportunity for advisers who are familiar with some of the more...