Homelessness Law Overview- Part 1: Podcast

Homelessness Law Overview- Part 1: Podcast

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Price: £40.00

Bulk purchase discounts are available for podcast access for large numbers of staff. Please refer to the Ts&Cs at the bottom of this page for details.



In this 40 minute audio podcast, expert housing law trainer and solicitor Mark Robinson sets out the basic legal criteria which determine whether a Local Authority owes a housing duty to a homeless person under Part 7 1996 Housing Act.


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What are the basic legal criteria which determine whether a Local Authority owes a housing duty to a homeless person under Part 7 1996 Housing Act?

The law discussed in this podcast is the law which applies in England.

Podcast content

  • Council’s duty to make inquiries
  • Homelessness duties and overlap with housing options
  • Legal definition of homelessness
  • Brief overview of eligibility
  • Priority need categories including vulnerability and shared care
  • Intentional homelessness
  • Local connection.

Suitable for

Anyone who is likely to come into contact with, or needs to give housing advice to, people in housing need.  No prior knowledge of the legislation is needed.

Podcast T&Cs

  • Each podcast purchased is for individual use only. Individuals can listen to the podcast as often as required.
  • Ownership of copyright in all podcasts written and produced by Shelter Training belongs to Shelter Training. Reproduction and/or distribution of podcasts is prohibited.
  • Podcasts themselves or the url provided to access these materials must not be posted in the public arena.
  • Podcasts must not be used for a business or commercial purpose or to generate income or revenue.
  • Once full payment has been received an email with be sent to the address supplied containing a link to the podcast which can be downloaded to an MP3 or accessed through a PC.
  • Information provided in this podcast was correct as of August 2014.
  • Bulk purchase discounts are available for podcast access for large numbers of staff: £200 for 10-19 staff; £250 for 20-29 staff; £300 for 30-49 staff; £500 for 50-99 staff; £1,000 for 100-499 staff or £1,500 for 500+staff. Please call 0344 515 1155 to request this.