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With support from the Mayor of London and in partnership with Praxis, this flexible training programme aims to help frontline workers in London understand the needs and rights of non-UK nationals experiencing homelessness.

We want to show the tools available, the opportunities, and the challenges when helping those with limited eligibility. Plus, we aim to improve collaboration between the migrant and homelessness sectors.

This training is free for frontline workers in London's homelessness and migrant sectors, immigration solicitors, and local authorities.

For enquiries about this programme, email hannah.opie@homelesslink.org.uk

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Why is this programme needed?

Non-UK nationals represent around half of the people seen rough sleeping in London. The complexity of immigration law can lead to difficulties in understanding and evidencing both the immigration status and entitlements of rough sleepers. However, knowing how to do this is crucial for finding lasting solutions to homelessness.

To better support non-UK nationals in the captial, homelessness charities need staff who understand the rights of non-UK nationals and can provide comprehensive support, including referrals to immigration advisers. It's also important for the immigration and homelessness sectors to work together better, understanding each other's challenges in supporting rough sleepers.

Who is this programme for?

  • London-based Frontline workers from the homelessness sector who support non-UK nationals experiencing homelessness.
  • London-based Frontline workers from the migrant sector  
  • London-based Immigration Solicitors 
  • London-based Local Authority staff  

Programme details

The programme is open and flexible so learners can join as many sessions and access resources as needed. It includes:

Online training

Join our live online training sessions, each lasting 3.5 hours, covering essential topics for supporting non-UK nationals. Learn about practical assistance for rough sleepers with limited eligibility, understand the rights of EU citizens post-Brexit, explore housing options and substance misuse support available for non-UK nationals.

Browse upcoming courses

Bitesize learning

Explore our ready-to-watch training sessions designed to help frontline workers support non-UK nationals with physical and mental health needs and understand their rights when facing homelessness. Perfect for new starters. Access anytime you need!

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Online advice service

Join our online community for London-based workers supporting non-UK nationals experiencing homelessness to discuss, share experiences, and exchange resources. Access our expert advice service first, connecting you with an experienced immigration advisor who can assist with questions about immigration, welfare, community care, and more.

Join our Slack community

Tailored workshops

Attend our quarterly workshops, where we delve into topics highlighted during training sessions and commonly raised concerns from our Slack community and advice service. Whenever a new workshop is scheduled, you'll find it listed here. Stay informed about upcoming workshops by signing up for our quarterly newsletter.

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