Dual Needs and Homelessness

Working in the homelessness sector you will provide regular support to vulnerable people with a range of needs. This course will give you the skills needed to support clients with dual needs; such as drug and alcohol dependency and mental health issues.

Who is this course for?

For managers and frontline staff in the homelessness and supported housing sector.

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be able to understand the main points in the relationship between alcohol, drugs, mental health and homelessness.  
  • Understand different models and approaches used in working with this user group.
  • Have enhanced assessment and intervention skills particular to this field of work.
  • Have learned about the use of Motivational Interviewing as a technique with this user group.
  • Have discussed ways of overcoming the ‘chicken and egg’ dilemma often faced when trying to access services for this user group.
  • Have practiced some of the recommended skills and approaches in working with people with dual needs.


One-day course

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

The course was absolutely fantastic. The trainer was very informative and made the topic very accessible.

Claudene Cetinoglu, Crisis

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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
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
Twitter: @TrainingHL