Homelessness Prevention Case Studies

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) introduced new duties on local authorities for those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Following implementation of the Act from April 2018, this course covers in detail a range of case studies to identify early prevention opportunities and level of advice and support that can be offered to applicants under the duties to prevent and relieve homelessness.
Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
21 Sep 2018 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • The meaning of homelessness and threatened homelessness
  • The role of security of tenure
  • Maximising income
  • Debt advice
  • Occupation rights upon relationship breakdown
  • Tenancy support
  • Negotiation skills

Leaning outcomes

After attending, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the new prevention and relief duties
  • Identify cases where there is a real possibility of prevention
  • Consider the impact of other factors on preventing homelessness
  • Identify the support needed
  • Negotiate with landlord, relatives and other hosts

Suitable For

Homelessness and housing staff, and anyone concerned with the prevention and reduction of homelessness, from both the statutory or voluntary sectors. Participants will need a basic knowledge of the homelessness legislation.

Meet the Trainer

Roger Barton worked for over 15 years as a criminal investigative officer for a South London borough dealing with illegal evictions and harassment by private landlords, and hate crime in the private housing sector. He also worked at an advice desk providing practical help on a range of housing related topics, from disrepair issues to mortgage advice and attended the local court as part of a free representative scheme. Roger specialises in the prevention and prosecution of illegal evictions and tenant harassment, hate crime harassment and other forms of anti-social behaviour as well as understanding security of tenure and provision of homelessness options, in particular the complex area of eligibility of foreign nationals. He has combined this work with a career as a freelance trainer for the last 14 years, designing a variety of courses for a range of organisations including the Metropolitan Police and Shelter.

CPD hours 5