Homelessness law and practice

Develop your understanding of the statutory duties the people you support may be owed by the council, including the new duties of the Homelessness Reduction Act.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for managers and frontline staff in the homelessness and supported housing sector who are working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, who need support to navigate what statutory duties their clients may be owed by the council.

What will you learn?

This course will:

  • Describe the key duties owed by the Council including the new duties of the Homelessness Reduction Act.
  • Identify how to make a homeless application to the Council plus when and how they investigate.
  • Outline the duties owed to prevent and relieve homelessness and how they are brought to an end.
  • Consider the requirements for carrying out an assessment of housing needs and producing personal housing plans. 
  • Discuss the five key areas investigated: eligibility for assistance, homelessness, priority need, intentionality and local connection.
  • Evaluate how to best support clients achieve their best housing outcome.

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16

Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non-members: £1,150

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Email: james.cuming@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @TrainingHL