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 from Statutory services, £50 for those from the voluntary sector and £30 for those who are self-funding and will be on Friday the 12th March from 9.15am-4.30pm. The course will be delivered on Zoom so delegates will need adequate IT equipment and internet connection to participate in the course. We will send out the paper copies of the handouts in advance. Discounts for block bookings are also available, please email us for more information.
Delegates booked on by the 2nd March will be sent a free handout pack by post in advance.
Cancellations after the 1st March will not be refundable.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place (once you have read the terms and conditions), along with your name, whether you are self-funding / attending from a third sector organisation / statutory organisation and the postal address you would like the course materials to.
The invoice will include details on how to pay.