The current housing crisis is making it increasingly difficult to secure suitable accommodation for clients who are homeless or at risk of abuse in their own homes. Making full use of statutory homelessness law is a vital way to increase positive routes out of homelessness and can be an easy way to secure better outcomes for homeless clients accessing professional services.
There are often simple opportunities to help people get suitably housed. This course is designed to equip professionals and volunteers who support homeless people in some capacity to recognise when it is possible to get statutory help and what information will be needed to do so.
On completion of this course you will have:
- An awareness and basic understanding of Homelessness Legislation.
- An understanding of the legal definitions of homelessness, priority need, intentional homelessness and local connection.
- The information needed to know when a homeless application is appropriate.
- A practical understanding of how to help someone make a strong application for housing assistance.
- An awareness of other statutory help relevant to homeless people.
Who is this course for?
This course will be suitable for new and experienced frontline workers and volunteers as well as managers of services that regularly have contact with homeless people.
Costs, date and venue
The course costs £70 per delegate and will be on Friday the 14th February 2020 at The Centre, 147 Church Lane, Bedford MK42 0PW from 9.30am-4pm
Discounts available for booking multiple places, please contact us to discuss prices.
The venue has wheelchair access. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the course accessible for you.
Refreshments will be provided, but lunch will not be.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Cancellations after the 7th February will not be refundable.