Benefits advice and training

Find out about the welfare rights training courses we offer, and the benefits advice you can get from other organisations online.

Welfare rights training

We offer a range of training courses to anyone who works in a local agency to help them give welfare benefits advice.

The topics our courses cover include:

  • an overview of benefits
  • Universal Credit and how it's calculated
  • Universal Credit and sickness
  • Universal Credit and housing costs
  • Universal Credit and deductions
  • Personal Independence¬†Payment
  • welfare conditionality and sanctions

If you think our courses can help you or your organisation or for more information about these courses, email us at welfarerights@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Other benefits advice

The table below shows the websites of other organisations who can provide welfare benefits advice, and what they can help with.

Website What they can help with
Advice Brighton and Hove Contact information for local advice agencies in Brighton and Hove, and national advice helplines.
Age UK Brighton and Hove Services and counselling for older people, including how to use a computer.
Brighton Housing Trust Advice on housing and preventing homelessness.
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership Learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow your own food and waste less food.
Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project Practical support, education and advice for people on low incomes.
Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau Advice on any issues affecting people's lives.
GOV.UK Benefits Information on all welfare benefits you may be entitled to.
East Sussex Credit Union Advice on saving and borrowing money safely.
My Life Brighton and Hove Advice on managing your money and debt, and help planning money for the future.
Possability People Benefits help for disabled people and those with long term health conditions.
Refugee Council Support and advice for refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK.
Royal British Legion Sussex County Benefits help for people who have served in the UK Armed Forces.
Shelter Advice on Housing Benefit, Council housing and private renting.
St Luke's Advice Service Money and debt advice for people living in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area.
University of Brighton Student Advice Budgeting advice for student life.
University of Sussex Student Union Advice Support for all areas of student life.
Youth Advice Centre Housing advice for anyone under 26 years old who is homeless or threatened with homelessness.
Working 50 Plus Help to find a job for anyone over 50 years old.