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Homelessness law: introductory

Learn about the key principles, processes, and duties in homelessness legislation in this course for beginners.

Course summary

This course covers key legislation and guidance in homelessness law, the homelessness application process, homelessness tests and allocation of housing.

You’ll learn to apply homelessness law to recognise who is homeless and in priority need, identify local authority key duties, including assessment, prevention, and relief, and learn how those duties can end.

Course information

Level: Introductory (Level 3)

Face to face training

  • Available for: Individuals, groups
  • Duration: Two days
  • CPD points: 12

Live webinar

  • Available for: Individuals, groups
  • Duration: Two half day sessions
  • CPD points: 6

Individual bookings

DateDuration and timeDelivery and locationCost
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Wednesday 28 August 2024 – Thursday 29 August 2024Two half day sessions 2pm – 5pmWebinar£165+VAT | £150+VATBook
Wednesday 11 September 2024Two half day sessions 9:30am – 4:30pmWebinar£165+VAT | £150+VATBook
Tuesday 17 September 2024 – Wednesday 18 September 2024Two days 10am – 4:30pmFace to face, London£300+VAT | £250+VATBook
Thursday 10 October 2024 – Friday 11 October 2024Two half day sessions 9:30am – 12:30pmWebinar£165+VAT | £150+VATBook
Wednesday 06 November 2024 – Thursday 07 November 2024Two half day sessions 2pm – 5pmWebinar£165+VAT | £150+VATBook
Wednesday 20 November 2024 – Thursday 21 November 2024Two days 10am – 4:30pmFace to face, London£300+VAT | £250+VATBook
Wednesday 11 December 2024Two half day sessions 9:30am – 4:30pmWebinar£165+VAT | £150+VATBook

Group bookings

You can book this course for groups.

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What this course covers

Face to face and webinar training includes:

  • local authority duty to make enquiries

  • assessing eligibility, homelessness, priority need, intentional homelessness, and local connection

  • review and appeal rights

  • the Homelessness Code of Guidance

  • housing options, housing allocation, and homelessness prevention

  • relevant case law and legislation, including the Homelessness Reduction Act

What you'll learn

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

  • identify circumstances that trigger a council's duty to start a homelessness investigation

  • describe key factors governing eligibility for assistance, homelessness, priority need, intentional homelessness and local connection

  • advise on the duties of a local authority towards a homeless person

  • identify broad legal issues arising in the allocation of social housing

Who this training is for

You don’t need any prior knowledge of homelessness law for this course.

You might be new to a role where you give homelessness advice to people in housing need.

If you already have some knowledge of homelessness law, try our Homelessness and allocations law advanced course.

Continuing Professional Development

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