To provide an overview of vulnerability in society, how it impacts upon people in debt and can act as a barrier to active participation in society.
(Formerly known as ‘Disability, Mental Health & Debt’)
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for anybody who has experience of working with people with disabilities.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the broad principles of legislation and guidance relevant to money advice (including an introduction to Equality Act 2010 principles),
- explain the legislation governing access to credit and financial services for a person with a disability,
- differentiate and be able to explain the difference between a mental health and a mental capacity issue,
- advise clients on when use of the Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form is most effective and what might be gained,
- construct an effective argument to use in challenging debts on capacity to contract grounds.