What is benefit cap?
From April 2013 a limit will be put on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called a benefit cap.

What does 5E do?
5E runs a programme (two modules) on Ben Cap to raise client’s awareness and produce individual action plans to identifying training needs, thereby building sufficient confidence and competence to enable clients to deal with the impact of the Housing Benefit Cap, overcome social and personal barriers and progress to employment.

Provision Delivery – Stage 1 (2 weeks)
‘Start Up and Moving Forward’

Module Objectives:
Life Management – raising awareness of personal and social development opportunities – building belief in capacity to work – updated action planning
Confidence and Motivation – progressively increasing activities in managing personal circumstances, overcoming barriers, making realistic decisions to become competitive in the job market – Next Steps

Provision Delivery – Stage 2 (4 weeks)
‘Doing Effective Job Search’

Module Objectives:
Clients become work-ready via progressive development of abilities, skills and confidence to manage personal circumstances and meet employer requirements
Action planning up-dates
Effective Job Search to enable Clients to make realistic decisions about re-entering the labour market.

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