Webinars and workshops

We offer a series of free webinars and workshops on a range of subjects.

Of those surveyed, 100% said they felt more confident managing their money having attended one of our free money webinars.

Our free webinars and workshops last for around one hour and give you the chance to ask questions about your personal circumstances. If you need help accessing our online sessions, please contact us in advance here and we’ll do what we can to help you.

Universal Credit: an overview

Confused about universal credit? This webinar, aimed at those who are new to Universal Credit or already claiming but struggling to understand how it is worked out, will explain what you need to know and how to claim. Run by the Law Centre’s Roni Marsh, it will cover:

  • how to claim
  • how an award is worked out
  • what problems you may have in making a claim
  • how to check your award and make sure it is correct
  • how to appeal a decision you think is wrong.

Dates available for free Universal Credit webinar:
Wednesday 30 November at 12pm – click here to register.

Disability benefits

This webinar with Roni Marsh at South West London Law Centres is aimed at those who are considering claiming disability benefits but want more information about them.  It will cover the following benefits:

  • Disability Living Allowance for up to age 16
  • Personal Independence Payment for working age
  • Attendance Allowance for those who are retired

It will look at whether you should be claiming disability benefits, how they work and the problems you may find with making a claim. As well as including information on the three main disability benefits and the criteria for claiming them, it will explain what you need to consider when filling in your application form, such as important phrases you should include (e.g. ‘repeatedly’, ‘safely’, ‘to an acceptable standard’ and ‘in a reasonable time’) and how to get more information and help if you don’t feel confident completing it on your own. 

Also covered are how decision makers go about considering an application form, the criteria they use for each of the benefits, and what to do if you don’t get awarded the benefit. 

Dates available for free Disability Benefits webinar:
Monday 5 December at 12pm – click here to register.

Carers and Benefits

This webinar, with the Law Centre’s Roni Marsh, is aimed at those who are currently carers or are about to become carers. It covers the different benefits available for carers, things to consider before making a claim and any potential problems with a claim. It also gives an overview of the other discounts, deals and services available for those who are carers. 

Dates available for free Carers and Benefits webinar:
Wednesday 7 December at 1pm – click here to register.

Managing your Money

This webinar from the Law Centre’s Roni Marsh is aimed at individuals who want to get the best deals and make the most of their money. We’ll take a look at best deal websites and deal checkers, discounts, vouchers codes, signing up for deals, cashback sites, APR, overdrafts and savings. We’ll also explain what a credit report is and why you should be checking yours. 

Dates available for free Managing your Money webinar:
Thursday 15 December at 12pm – click here to register.

Using the law to support our community

These workshops will constantly be evolving and have a series of case studies that we dissect as a group to find routes to remedy the situation using the same practice on each situation where we Identify, Evidence, Report, Connect. For more information, click here.

To request this workshop:
Email our community enagagment manager (Rhi) at community@swllc.org or call 0208 208 5757.

Having Contact with your Children

This session run by the Streetlaw Project provides information on the options available to try to maintain contact with a child following separation, who has ‘parental responsibilities’, and information on contacting children in care.

Dates available for free Contact with your Children workshop
To be confirmed.

Keeping your Kids Safe Online (2 hours)

This workshop from the Streetlaw Project will give an overview of what children may be doing online, the risks associated with this, and where parents/children can get help if they are worried about something online. The session will be longer and will be held online.

Dates available for free Keeping Your Kids Safe Online workshop:
To be confirmed.