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

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
Health and Adult Social Care directory 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