Housing Options for Single Homeless People

This course is aimed at front line staff and volunteers, as well as back up staff such as administrators who may be signposting clients. There will be an emphasis on the options available to single homeless people, but some of the options will be relevant to families. The course is at an introductory level, and aims to provide an overview.

Course contains

  • A brief look at the five tests of homelessness, and identify which client groups will be assisted under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996
  • Identify client groups who fall outside the scope of the Housing Act 1996 – e.g. clients who are not eligible because of their immigration status; clients who the local authority find not to be in priority need; people who the local authority find to be intentionally homeless; clients who are unhappy with their accommodation but are not found to be homeless
  • Explore alternative options for securing accommodation, including private renting, hostels, night shelters, refuges, and applying for an allocation of permanent housing
  • Look at the benefits and downsides, obstacles and potential difficulties around the alternative options
  • Consider ways of accessing different housing options, and resources that may help clients to do this
  • Encourage delegates to pool their knowledge of relevant resources, both local and nationwide-wide
  • Discuss how to cope with dealing with clients who may have highly limited options, or who are unhappy with the range of options available.

Suitable for

This course is aimed at front line staff and volunteers, as well as back up staff such as administrators who may be signposting clients.

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