Homelessness Reduction Act: Six Months On

Six months on from the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) in April 2018, this course covers the duties to prevent and relieve homelessness and looks at applicants’ right to review.

Delegates will consider how the duties apply to a range of threatened homelessness situations, looks at the new public authority duty to refer and. It identifies the review and appeal rights that arise from the new duties.

Note: this course is also running in London on 6th July under the name 'Homelessness Reduction Act: Update'
Public course dates
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4 Oct 2018 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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27 Nov 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 duty to assess and produce a personal housing plan
  • The new duty to prevent homelessness
  • The new duty to relieve homelessness
  • The new public authority duty to refer
  • New local connection provisions
  • New rights of review and appeal
  • Impact of the changes for homelessness and housing services

Leaning outcomes

After attending, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the current and new prevention and relief duties.
  • Identify when a duty ends.
  • Draw up a personal housing plan.
  • Identify when a person may be referred to another local authority.
  • Understand the new review and appeal provisions.

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

Tony Martin: London 4 October 2018

Tony Martin is a solicitor specialising in landlord and tenant and housing law. Alongside his work as a trainer, Tony supervises a student led legal advice clinic and teaches law at BPP University. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 in a private Legal Aid firm and then practised as a senior solicitor in a Law Centre. Tony has spent all his working life in housing, having worked in hostels, special needs housing and housing management in the voluntary sector and at a senior level in a homelessness service and in housing policy for a London local authority, prior to qualifying as a solicitor. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Tony has undertaken detailed homelessness and housing options case file reviews for local authorities and voluntary organisations, as well as undertaken staff performance interviews, work-shadowing and written summary reports for Shelter Consultancy since 2013.

Gary Willock: Manchester 27 November 2018

Gary Willock has a broad knowledge of housing law and has been practicing in this area for the over 10 years. His housing practice includes homelessness, public law and human rights defences, along with defences involving disability discrimination issues under the Equality Act 2010. In the context of housing cases, Gary also has experience of community care law – including assessments under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and accommodation under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 – as well cases where defendants are protected parties. Before being called to the Bar, Gary was a partner at a niche housing law firm and therefore has the benefit of practical litigation experience. He regularly delivers practical based training to solicitors and housing advisers.

CPD hours 5