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Excellent support is dependent on an effective Strengths-Based assessment and the formation of a strong support plan. To achieve this, you need to be able to fully engage the client in the process, complete an assessment that focuses on strengths and create a plan that both client and support worker agree with. This training will help you to carry out assessment and support planning effectively.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for managers and frontline staff in the homelessness and supported housing sector, who want to develop their skills.

What will you learn?

Course content:

Looking at the assessment process

- How to begin, build and conclude an effective Strengths-Based assessment process

- How to spot and manage common problems in assessment

- The Strengths-Based approach within assessments

Communication and power

- Practise key communication skills relevant to the assessment process

A look at the impact or our biases

- Awareness of Equality and Diversity issues within the assessment and planning process and have a strategy to mitigate these issues

Setting goals and forming the support plan

- How to form and agree a SMART support plan that delivers timely outcomes

Assessment and the care act

Creating a core strategy to involve partners in the assessment and support planning process

Creating a personal action plan to help you get going after the course.



Sessions are not recorded. Slides will be sent electronically.

Cost and bookings

Member rate: £125 per person

Non-Member rate: £165 per person


Bookings can be made via Eventbrite

If you are booking training places for 3 or more people an invoice can be raised, please email Lana.Newby@homelesslink.org.uk with the names and email addresses of the delegates you wish to book.

Cancellation policy

Please find our cancellation policy for public online delivered training here

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

Homeless Link is committed to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion. We agree that we must recognise and value difference and recognise and redress inequality and disadvantage. Please click here to read our EDI statement in full.

Bookings for larger groups

This course can be booked by staff teams of up to 20 people on dates that are convenient for your organisation. It can be delivered either through live interactive sessions online or in person.

Please contact James.Cuming@homelesslink.org.uk or telephone James on 07375 042 815 for more information. Prices are from £990 for up to 20 staff members.

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