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Torbay Advice Network

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Torbay Advice Network is a quality assured Charity which supports the advice and information sector in Torbay. We also provide front-line support for communities and practitioners via bespoke training and advocacy covering issues such as, welfare reforms, tax credits, which benefits, disability transition, income maximzation, autism, challenging behaviour, employment law, dementia and many more social, personal and welfare workshops.


Our services are predominantly funded through grants as well as nominal fees charged for attendance on our workshops. We also provide a variety of free advice and support so please view our about us tab at the top of the web page or click here. 


Below highlights some of our recently delivered training and advice workshops for communities, volunteers & practitioners.

Asperger's & Autism - One Stop Workshops: The workshop covered guidance on areas such as Equality & Autism Acts, how to access statutory support services and how to support someone in getting a diagnosis.

ESA: The workshop covered routes to ESA and types of claiment, income-related and contribution based differences,  making a successful claim, the work capability assessment, work programme overview & problem areas.

DLA: Our workshop covered an overview of, basic rules, assessing evidence, making an effective claim, special cases, links to extra benefits & basic overview of reconsideration and appeal process.

Back to Work Support: Our workshops gave guidance on, Equality Act, Jobcentre Plus Role, Local Specialist Support, Voluntary Work & Educational Work Rules, Access to work funding and in work benefits.

Registered Charity No: 1118604

Company Number: 05979205

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