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Learning workshop: Intentional homelessness

📅 Tuesday 30 January 10am-12:30pm* extra date added
📅 Thursday 18 January 10am-12:30pm* fully booked
📍 Online
🎟️ £75+VAT standard rate | £60+VAT discount rate

This 2.5 hour online workshop will provide an overview of the key elements considered by local authorities when deciding if a homeless applicant is intentionally homeless.

Focus will be given to deliberate acts, or omissions, and causation. A local authority must be able to identify an act or omission that is deliberate and must always give the applicant an opportunity to explain their actions when considering intentional homelessness.

Delegates will explore practical examples in small groups and can put questions to our expert trainers in a live Q&A session. 

Aimed at people with a good understanding of the homelessness legislation under part 7 of the Housing Act 1996, it is particularly suitable for local authority housing officers, homelessness officers and homeless prevention teams. However, it will also be invaluable to voluntary agency staff or volunteers who provide advice and assistance to homeless clients.

Level: Intermediate
CPD points: 2.5 (pending)

Book your place now*

*Tuesday 30 January date

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The workshop includes:

A brief overview of where intentional homelessness fits into the wider context of a homeless application
o  One of the five tests
o  How intentional homelessness is only considered during the relief duty stage after a homeless application has been taken

A deeper dive into deliberate acts, omissions, and causation
o  Definitions of acts, omissions and causation
o  Examples using the homelessness code of guidance
o  Case law
o  Acquiescence

Opportunities for discussion with other attendees using scenarios and prompts
o  Two intentional homelessness case studies

Live Q&A session with Shelter’s expert trainers

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