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Housing and mental health

Learn about housing and mental health, including the services provided under the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Health Act 1983.

Course summary

This course covers the duties owed to people who are homeless and experiencing mental health issues, including how to access community care services under the Care Act 2014 and assistance under the Mental Health Act 1983.

You’ll learn how to assist people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and challenge negative local authority decisions.

Course information

Level: Introductory (Level 3)

Live webinar

  • Available for: Individuals, groups
  • Duration: Two 2.5 hour sessions
  • CPD points: 5

Face to face training

  • Available for: Individuals, groups
  • Duration: One day
  • CPD points: 6

Individual bookings

DateDuration and timeDelivery and locationCost
Eligibility and discounts
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Tuesday 17 September 2024 – Wednesday 18 September 2024Two 2.5 hour sessions 2pm – 4:30pmWebinar£150+VAT | £130+VATBook
Tuesday 19 November 2024One day 10am – 4:30pmFace to face, London£180+VAT | £160+VATBook
Wednesday 04 December 2024 – Thursday 05 December 2024Two 2.5 hour sessions 10am – 12:30pmWebinar£150+VAT | £130+VATBook

Group bookings

You can book this course for groups.

Contact us about group bookings

What this course covers

Face to face and webinar training includes:

  • community care services (wellbeing, prevention, and eligibility) under the Care Act 2014

  • mental health services under the Mental Health Act 1983

  • who owes a duty to provide accommodation

  • homelessness duties to assist people threatened with, or who are, homeless under the Housing Act 1996

  • homelessness tests, including vulnerability and intentionality

  • practical suggestions and tactics to help when possession is sought and homelessness may arise

What you'll learn

At the end of this training, you'll be able to:

  • understand how community care services are accessed and what duties are owed

  • recognise when someone is entitled to Mental Health Act services

  • be aware of how housing and social services should work together

  • have a practical understanding of homelessness prevention in the context of mental health

  • understand the main homeless law issues for people with mental health issues and how to help to challenge poor decisions, including obtaining and using evidence

Who this training is for

You'll find it helpful if you already have some understanding of housing law for this course.

You might be an adviser, support worker, or social worker.

This training explores the housing law aspects related to mental health. It is not suitable for those looking for general mental health awareness.

Continuing Professional Development

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