Partnership working for better outcomes

For all Local Authority staff involved in the homeless assessment process. Understand who your local partners are in homelessness and other sectors and find out how you can work together.

To meet the requirements of the Homelessness Reduction Act, Local Authorities will need to build effective links into local advisory services for early identification of, and response to, people at risk of homelessness. These services will play a key role in enhancing opportunities for homelessness prevention, and informing effective personal housing plans. This course will help delegates to understand who their local partners are – in homelessness and other sectors – and what role they can play in homelessness prevention and response.

Who is this course for?

All Local Authority staff involved in the homeless assessment process. 

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of services working with people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.
  • Identify their local partners, including the unusual suspect.
  • Understand what support is being offered by partners and how this links to their role
  • Develop local responses that are informed by an understanding of local needs and context.

Please note that this course sits within a programme of courses that support LA's to manage the requirements of the HRA. The programme is as folows:

Partnerships working for better outcomes
Effective communication
Motivational interviewing in housing and homeless assessment
Introduction to Complex Trauma & Trauma Informed Care 
Reflective practice and resilience


One-day course

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150

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James Cuming

Training manager

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

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Twitter: @TrainingHL