CIH Scotland receives funding to deliver Housing Benefit and Welfare Reform sessions
CIH Scotland has been allocated funding by the Scottish Government to support delivery of briefing sessions and facilitated workshops aimed at helping landlords to mitigate the impact of housing benefit and welfare reform changes.
These will be delivered over the next 6 months and will evolve and develop as detailed regulations and guidance are made available by government (e.g. on definition of a vulnerable person).
The programme supported by the Scottish Government will cover:
• 5 mitigation briefing sessions
• 25 facilitated workshop sessions
Additionally, based on some of the outcomes of the workshops, and discussions with practioners, CIH Scotland will also develop practice guidance towards the end of 2012.
As the number of workshops supported though this programme limited, organisations interested are invited to apply, through completing and submitting an on-line application form. Please note the deadline for completed applications is 6pm Friday 25 May 2012.
Organisations with smaller numbers of staff can apply along with others. Please note where organisations wish to apply jointly only one joint application form should be submitted, from the lead organisation.
The application form is on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HBWRworkshops
Organisations will be notified in early June as to whether or not they have been successful their application.
For further information, please contact:
Marian Reid, Head of Learning and Development, CIH Scotland firstname.lastname@example.org or Holly Woodward, Learning and Development Co-ordinator, CIH Scotland, email@example.com.
Alternatively please call us on 0131 225 4544.