Community Care and Housing

This course looks in detail at The Care Act 2014 including the philosophies that underpin the Act and the most significant changes it brought. The course also looks at the Act within the context of its potential utility in the prevention and relief of homelessness.

Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • The over-riding principle of well-being (which includes suitable accommodation)
  • Prevention duties
  • Changes to assessments
  • The new National Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • The range of possibilities when discharging duties
  • Personalisation and direct payments
  • Clearer obligations towards carers
  • Moves towards closer integration of health and social care
  • Adult protection put on a statutory footing
  • The possibility of virtually all services being “delegated”
  • Complaints and the obligation to put decisions in writing.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to access Adult Care services
  • Draw conclusions on eligibility under the National Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Identify the range of possible ways that services can be provided
  • Understand how to challenge adverse decisions
  • Recognise the potential utility of the Care Act to people in housing need.

Suitable for

Anyone working with or advising vulnerable adults with support needs, carers and vulnerable homeless people. It will be particularly relevant for those with a role in preventing and relieving homelessness.

Meet the trainer

John Macklin has been a trainer for Shelter since 1989. He has worked in the housing and homelessness sector for 25 years, including 10 years for Shelter as an adviser and manager. During this time John worked with local authorities and voluntary sector agencies in developing a range of young single homelessness projects and expanding access to advice.

John is also a qualified social worker and prior to working for Shelter working for social services within the fields of childcare, community care and mental health. The experience of having worked in both the statutory and advice sectors informs his training in the fields of young people, homelessness, community care and mental health.

CPD hours 5