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Turn2us runs free training workshops across the UK to help front-line workers and volunteers (‘intermediaries’) use Turn2us’ tools and services to support people in financial need.

Two types of workshops are available:

Free Turn2us regional Maximising Income Workshops

Aim of regional 'Maximising Income' workshops

This workshop enables participants to understand how the Turn2us website tools, information and helpline can help them to support their clients in financial need by checking benefits entitlement and searching for grants and other forms of support - based on each client's background, circumstances and needs.

Read the Turn2us Maximising_Income_workshop_course_outline_(PDF_file_size_59kb)

Is there a cost?

Charities: The workshops are free and we offer an unlimited number of places for staff and volunteers from charities whose work involves supporting people in financial need

Public organisations: The workshops are free and we offer two places for staff from public organisations such as local authorities or housing associations.

Commercial organisations: Contact us for further information.

Schedule of forthcoming free Turn2us 'Maximising Income' workshops

We have listed our forthcoming regional workshops below.

England

To book a place or for more information, contact: Michelle Brookes, Turn2us Training Co-ordinator at email: training@turn2us.org.uk.

Ashford
  • Thursday 14 May  9.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1AS.

Please note: the time of the morning session for the 26 March has changed and the afternoon session has now been cancelled.

Birmingham
  • Wednesday 15 April 9.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: Crossover Resource Centre, 619 Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5XZ

Bristol
  • Thursday 16 April 9.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: Junction 3 Library and Learning Centre, Baptist Mills, Easton, Bristol BS5 0YL.

Crawley

  • Wednesday 29 April 2015 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm  

Venue: Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG.

Derby
  • Thursday 23 April 2015, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm 

Venue: YMCA Central Derby, 1 The Old Maltings, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ.

Eastbourne
  • Thursday 16 April 9.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: East Sussex Disability Association, 1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne BN22 9BH.

Exeter
  • Thursday 21 May, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm 

Venue: Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, EX2 7NL.

Leeds
  • Tuesday 21 April  9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: St. Vincent's Support Centre, 82 York Road, Leeds LS9 9AA.

London (Hammersmith)
  • Monday 30 March 9.30 am - 12.30 pm or 1.30 - 4.30 pm
  • Wednesday 22 April 10 am – 1 pm or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: Hythe House, 200 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7NL.

Newcastle
  • Tuesday 9 June, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm 

Venue: NECA Headquarters, Derwent Point, Clasper Way, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 3BE. 

Reading
  • Thursday 23 April 9.30am to  or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue: QV Offices, 25-27 Queen Victoria Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1SY.

Truro
  • Friday 24 April 9.30 am – 12.30 pm or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm 

Venue: Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3XX.

Who to contact to book a place on a Turn2us 'Maximising Income' workshop or for more information

For more information or to register for a place, please contact:

England: Michelle Brookes, Turn2us Training Co-ordinator, at email: training@turn2us.org.uk.

Northern Ireland: Finbarr Fitzpatrick, National Officer for Northern Ireland, at email: Finbarr.fitzpatrick@elizabethfinn.org.uk or telephone: 028 90614167 or 0789 636 7863.

Scotland: Ross Craig, National Officer for Scotland, at email: Ross.craig@elizabethfinn.org.uk or telephone: 0780 796 7463.

Wales: Pat Cripps, National Officer for Wales, at email: Pat.cripps@elizabethfinn.org.uk or telephone: 0780 796 7460.

Turn2us in-house intermediary workshops

Aim of Turn2us in-house intermediary workshops

Turn2us offer free in-house workshops to advice-giving organisations which cover all of the Turn2us free and accessible services.

These half-day workshops enable participants to understand how the Turn2us website tools, information and helpline can help to support individuals in financial need access benefits, grants and other forms of support.

The workshops enable advice teams to become confident with using the Turn2us Benefits Calculator and Turn2us Grants Search regularly as part of their support service. Through interactive case study examples and other activities, participants can really get to grips with using the tools with service users to help maximise their income.  

With over 3,000 charitable funds to help individuals on the Turn2us Grants Search, giving £366 million each year to help those in need, intermediaries are vital in supporting access to these funds. We encourage advisers to create a 'MyTurn2us' account to manage applications and checks on both the Benefits Calculator and the Grants Search.   

Who are the Turn2us workshops for?

The workshops are for staff and volunteers from voluntary and community organisations, local authorities and housing associations offering front line advice, support or information to people in financial need, who are familiar with using the internet. The programme is designed for intermediaries who are not benefit experts but want to know where to find the latest information and updates on welfare benefits and grants.

Is there a cost?

The workshops are free to charities and public organisations, provided you can meet the requirements listed below.

Commercial organisations should contact us for more information.

Requirements for a Turn2us in-house intermediary workshop

We can provide a half-day workshop for between twelve to twenty staff or volunteers. As the workshops are interactive in using the Turn2us online tools, an IT suite with good internet access is required.

Who to contact about Turn2us in-house intermediary workshop

 f you are interested in organising an in-house workshop for your team, get in touch with the Training Co-ordinator at Turn2us on training@turn2us.org.uk   

Alternatively, if you have smaller numbers of colleagues, then do take a look at our regional workshop programme for a session local to you. All workshops are listed on the Turn2us regional workshops website page.

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