Understanding Homelessness Law 07/01/20

The current housing crisis is making it increasingly difficult to secure suitable accommodation for clients who are legally homeless. 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 Tuesday the 7th January 2020 at Noah
Academy, 20-22 High Town Road, Luton, LU2 0DD from 9.15am-4pm

The venue is a short walk from Luton Train Station. There is no free parking in the
immediate vicinity but parking spaces are available at Noah’s premises at 54 Church Street,
which is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

The venue does not have wheelchair access. Please let us know if this will be an issue

Refreshments will be provided, but lunch will not be

Cancellations after the 31 st December 2019 will not be refundable

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