Welfare to Work

Next Course: To be announced

Venue: Araby House, 8 North Richmond St, Dublin 1

Time: 10am to 4pm

Welfare To Work is a two day course designed to provide relevant information to those working in direct contact with unemployed people return to the workplace.

Looking at the issues and options involved in making the transition from welfare to work, this course is primarily intended for those working in a frontline capacity assisting unemployed people to return to work. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of the social welfare system. Topics covered include: welfare payments when working, labour market integration programmes, training and education options, taxation and effects on secondary benefits and medical cards.

This training course has been developed as an integral part of a wider range of training services provided by the INOU, which are designed to meet the practical needs of information providers. Through our extensive knowledge of the complex nature of information provision associated with 'Social Welfare' issues we have designed this course to provide the participant with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to successfully work within their organisation.

As part of this training course we outline the history of the Irish Social Welfare system and the changes that have taken place. We discuss and explain the use of Social Welfare Acts, Regulations, Statutory Instruments and internal Departmental Guidelines.

Means testing of the different categories of Social Welfare payments is explained in detail with many practical examples and case studies. The module will also inform participants how returning to work will affect their client's social welfare payments.

At the end of the day we are confident that the participant will be assured in their ability to answer social welfare queries effectively.

Booking Form

If you wish to apply to do this course please click here to download the booking form