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.

Manage and Maximise Your Money

Led by Roni Marsh from the South West London Law Centre, this webinar merges essential financial management tactics with income maximization strategies. Topics cover savvy savings, understanding financial products, optimizing credit, securing entitled benefits, and practical tips for reducing expenses and boosting income. Designed for anyone looking to improve their financial health, the session concludes with a live Q&A for tailored advice. This is run in conjunction with our booklet which you can find HERE. 

Next Manage and Maximise Your Money Webinars:
Thursday 23rd May at 3pm. You can register for this webinar HERE.

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.

Next Universal Credit webinar: Monday 20th May at 3pm
You can register for this webinar HERE.

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. 

Next Disability Benefits webinar: Monday 13th May at 11:00am.
You can register for this webinar HERE.

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. 

Next Carers and Benefits webinar: Monday 20th May at 11:00am
You can register for this webinar HERE.

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.

Council Tax Discretionary Reduction

This is a one hour webinar to find out how to apply for Council Tax Discretionary Reduction.  This is a little known option where you can apply to the local Counci to have all or part of the Council Tax debt written off if there is no way that it can be afforded now or in the foreseeable future by the person who owes it.  This webinar covers the process of applying and how to appeal if the initial application is refused.

Next Webinar: Wednesday 12th June at 11am
You can register for this webinar HERE.

Subject Access Requests for Medical Records

This is a one hour webinar to find out how to apply for a Subject Access Request.  This is a way to get copies of medical records and documents free of charge. The webinar covers what to do if the initial application is not successful. It is aimed at those who need medical records for benefit advice, housing advice and grant applications but should cover everyone who needs them for any reason.

Next Webinar: Monday 3rd June at 11am
You can register for this webinar HERE.

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

This is a one hour webinar which covers what a DHP is, the to see if you qualify to apply for one, how to make the application and what documents and information are generally needed. There is also a look at the reasons why a DHP might be unsuccessful and what you can do before applying to try and avoid this. 

Next Webinar: Wednesday 15th May at 11:00am
You can register for this webinar HERE.