Supporting non-UK nationals: Understanding Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Services 

Thursday, 12 May 2022
Online | 09:30 – 13:00 | FREE

Online training for Immigration Solicitors and staff in the migrant sector who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of homelessness and rough sleeping in London.

Staff in the migrant sector often see people who are homeless, including people sleeping rough. There is a range of homelessness services available from local authorities, charities and community groups in London. Understanding these services, and how to access them, will help staff in both the migrant and homelessness sectors to work together effectively in order to provide holistic support to their clients.  

This course is designed for Immigration Solicitors and staff in the migrant sector who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of homelessness and rough sleeping in London. Delegates will learn about: definitions and causes of homelessness; housing and support services available; how to find services; and how to develop links with the homelessness sector. There'll be small group activities, as well as time for questions and discussion. The course workbook includes links to further information and resources, including resources from people with lived experience. 

Part of our fully funded Supporting non-UK nationals training programme, it is free to access and you can join this session on it's own or along with other courses on the the programme.

The course will include: 

  • What is homelessness?  
    • Definitions 
    • Law 
    • Statistics 
  • The causes of homelessness 
    • Hidden groups 
    • Support needs 
  • Services are available in London 
    • Service types 
  • Accessing services and support 
    • Practical tips on advising and representing migrant rough sleepers 
    • Flexibilities available for rough sleepers 
    • Referral pathways 
    • How to develop links with the homelessness sector  
  • Sources of information 
    • Where to find service information 
    • Data sources 

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Immigration Solicitors and staff in the migrant sector who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of homelessness and rough sleeping in London. This course is not suitable for anyone who works in the homelessness sector. Please click here for courses that are aimed at those who work in the homelessness sector.

How to join

This course is delivered online over the Zoom platform, register here to submit an expression of interest in attending the session on the 12th May 2022.

While it is free to attend, if you book a place on a training course you must commit to attending or pass your place on to a colleague. If your colleague is taking your place please forward them your Zoom link (you don't need to let us know). If you need to cancel your place please do so no later than 2 days before the session is due to be delivered to enable someone else to book onto the session. 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Millward, email Laura.millward@homelesslink.org.uk or call 07375 042 593

Alternative dates

This course will run regularly from January 2022 to June 2023, further dates for this course will be released quarterly for the duration of the Supporting non-uk nationals training programme.

Supporting non-UK nationals: London homelessness and migrant sectors training programme

In partnership with Praxis, we are delivering a training programme on supporting non-UK nationals experiencing homelessness from January 2022 to June 2023. It is available to London-based frontline workers in the homelessness sector, migrant sector, Immigration Solicitors and Local Authorities free of charge. The programme includes four live online training courses, seven pre-recorded training sessions, an online community of learners, an online advice service, and a tailored workshop sessions. The programme is open and flexible so learners can join as many sessions and access resources as needed. 

For more details please visit: homeless.org.uk/supporting-non-uk-nationals