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Understanding Social Care Law around Homelessness Training 18th October 2019

Understanding Social Care Law is essential if you want to make sure homeless people are adequately supported.

People who are currently homeless often have care and support needs which entitle them to various levels of assistance from their Local Authority, and this assistance can easily make the difference for them to be able to rebuild their lives.

This one-day course has been specifically designed to support and inform all front line and key professionals who work directly with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The course will provide a starting point for professionals to understand and apply the relevant law and policies to practice which will enable them to work lawfully and cooperatively together.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. List and understand the key and relevant Sections of the Care Act 2014 .
  2. Consider how hidden impairments and vulnerabilities may affect decision making by professionals and people who are homeless.
  3. Recognise the impact of discriminatory attitudes and assumptions towards individual clients where it has been recorded they are ‘non-engaging’, ‘’uncooperative’ and/or ‘difficult’.
  4. Apply the criteria of Section 42 (Care Act 2014) to Safeguard Adults who may be at risk of abuse/neglect.
  5. Recognise when and to whom the Equality Act 2010 applies.
  6. Discuss and apply the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

This course is facilitated by Linda Sands who is a National Safeguarding Subject Expert, Independent Consultant, Trainer & Coach.

Linda has more than 35 years of collective experience working with people without a home; she is  a retired Police Detective, has an MA in Disability Studies and has worked with adults who have learning disabilities and Autism, in the field of Social Care. She provides legal and Safeguarding training to all statutory agencies as well as providing evidence as an expert witness, to the Court of Protection, Mental Health Tribunals, Family Courts and Court of Protection. Linda acts as an independent Safeguarding advisor to a number of charities and law companies within the U.K.

Linda has and is currently working directly with people who have no home; She will bring a number of real-life case studies to the course as well as providing a clear and practical application of the Care Act and other relevant legislation.

Costs, date and venue

The course costs £65 per delegate and will be on Friday the 18th October 2019 at The Centre, 147 Church Lane, Bedford from 9.15am-4pm.

**10% Early bird discounts available for bookings made before the 31st August (£58.50)**

Group booking discounts available – contact us for more details.

Refreshments will be provided, but lunch will not be.

Cancellations after the 11th October will not be refundable.

Email info@justus.org.uk to book your place

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