Homelessness Reduction Act: Update

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 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 being held on 4th October in London and 27th November in Manchester with the slightly amended title of 'Homelessness Reduction Act: Six Months On'
Public course dates
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6 Jul 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 prevention 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

Rita Parmar has run advanced housing law courses for Shelter Training since 2000. She has specialised in housing law since 1996. Rita worked in our Legal team from 1999 to 2016 as a solicitor and managing solicitor where her caseload included Court of Appeal cases, emergency judicial review applications for homelessness, possession actions and urgent injunctions for unlawful evictions and disrepair. She also had a six month attachment to Haringey Women’s Forum giving housing law assistance to women fleeing domestic violence. Additionally, Rita has taught housing law to undergraduates on the LLB course and to graduates on the Masters course in legal advice at London Metropolitan University. Her experience in running housing cases led to her co-authoring ‘Court Procedures and Housing Cases: A Practitioner’s Guide’.

CPD hours 5