Universal Credit is replacing a range of means-tested benefits paid to working-age people. It is already in place for new claims across half of Hertfordshire and will be in place for the rest of the county by the end of 2018.

Many people, especially those with ill-health or disability, who are very worried about the transfer to Universal Credit may seek support from you and your staff for some basic information.

Existing claimants will be transferred to Universal Credit if they have a change of circumstances at any time from now, and, from July 2019 onwards, even without a change in their situation.

In addition to changing the amount of money that someone gets, Universal Credit is paid monthly and includes a rent payment, which the person will have to take responsibility for handing over to the landlord.

To help clarify the details we’re running a number of fully funded two hour sessions, with the first taking place next week, focusing on how to support service users affected by Universal Credit.

Universal Credit: The impact on Service Users

Thursday 22nd March 2018
Beales Hotel, Comet Way, Hatfield, AL10 9NG
9.30am – 12pm
Book here

Free parking and refreshments will be available.

Over the next few months we will also be running two further sessions; one focusing on the impact on your care staff, and one on what this means for your staff recruitment. Visit our events page for further details and to book.