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 identifies the review and appeal rights that arise from the new duties.

N.B. An additional London date has been added to meet demand for this course: 5 December 2018.

Please note: we are also taking bookings for this course in 2019, listed under 'Homelessness Reduction Act: Progress'
Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
Places
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27 Nov 2018 Manchester £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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5 Dec 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 trainers

Louella Crisfield: London 5 December 2018

Lou has been a freelance trainer for Shelter since 2004. She currently works as a housing caseworker at Miles & Partners LLP in East London. Prior to that she worked for an East London Law Centre as a housing caseworker for 15 years and for Mind as a housing and welfare rights adviser for two years. Lou has over 20 years’ experience in the field of housing law. Lou has a particular interest in homelessness, security of tenure, housing for young people and housing or public law remedies for people without recourse to public funds. She has produced a wide range of training materials and presented courses to all levels of delegates in her work with Shelter and her work in the Law Centre and currently at Miles & Partners.

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