Homelessness Reduction Act: Update

The Act introduced new duties on local authorities for those who are homeless of threatened with homelessness. Following the release of the Code of Guidance, this course highlights the current and new duties to prevent and relieve homelessness.

Delegates will consider how the new duties fit with the existing duties to the homeless and maps the new homelessness application ‘journey’. It identifies the review and appeal rights that arise from the new duties.
Public course dates
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19 Jan 2018 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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19 Feb 2018 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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‘(Tony had an) impressive depth of knowledge and experience. He went at a good pace; the course had no padding.’

Manager, Leatherhead SMART(attended 'Homelessness Prevention and Reduction')

Course contains

  • Current prevention duties
  • The law and impact in Wales
  • The duty to assess and produce a personal housing plan
  • The new duty to prevent homelessness
  • The new duty to relieve homelessness
  • New local connection provisions
  • New rights of review and appeal

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 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.

CPD hours 5