Potteries Gold workshops are more interactive and in-depth than our benefit talks. Numbers are limited to 8 people per session.

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Managing your claim for PIP & ESA

If you live in Stoke-on-Trent and claim any of the disability benefits listed below or you care for someone who does our workshop is for you

  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)


  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Incapacity Benefit (IB)
  • Income Support (IS) with a disability premium
  • Severe Disability Allowance (SDA)

… and you may be moved onto PIP or ESA in the future


Don’t wait until you get your forms or are called for your medical assessment – get ready now by attending one of our workshops!

  • Learn about the rules for ESA & PIP and how they are applied
  • Learn how to approach a face-to-face assessment
  • And how to apply this approach to an ESA50 or PIP2 form

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Universal Credit Workshop

If you are of working age and live in Stoke-on-Trent from 13th June 2018 if you make a new benefit claim it will be for Universal Credit instead of:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based (means-tested) Job-seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit,
  • Housing Benefit

Some changes of circumstances lead to new claims.

For example, you might be expecting your first child, separating from or moving in with your partner, moving from another Council area, going back to work after unemployment or sickness, or looking for work after being found fit for work or because your youngest child is starting school 

If you are not making a new claim and your circumstances don’t change, your benefits will not change over to Universal Credit until 2019 or later.

Workshop dates:

Workshops are held on advertised dates or whenever we have enough people on our waiting list

Universal Credit Workshops - Thursday 10th May 11am – 1pm, Thursday 17th May 4pm – 6pm, Thursday 24th May 11am – 1pm, Thursday 31st May 11am – 1pm

We can also deliver a workshop at your community venue – you just need 6-8 people who are disability benefit claimants or carers and who live in Stoke on Trent



Booking essential - details below

Telephone Chris Unwin on 01782 408 652 or email potteries.gold@snscab.org.uk to:

  • book your place on an advertised workshop
  • get on the waiting list
  • or to book us to deliver a workshop at your community venue

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