Following the EU referendum result the rights and responsibilities covered in these course notes won’t change unless new laws are passed. This will take time and we will update relevant courses when appropriate.
Course will include (depending on delegate requirements):
- Basic immigration status and how it affects entitlement to public funds
- Which persons from abroad can be allocated social housing and are eligible for the purposes of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996
- Habitual residence test
- European Economic Area: an explanation of what free movement and rights to reside mean
- Which Europeans and their family members are entitled to public funds; including what the position is where spouses separate, there is a divorce or the ‘worker’ dies
- Which EEA nationals hold Permanent Residence and are thus always entitled to public funds
- Social services provision for persons from abroad
- The new 'Right to rent' checks requirement for private landlords
- Case law in all relevant areas
Note: Delegates are encouraged to bring cases and issues of concern for discussion.
After this course, you will be able to:
- Understand how immigration systems work
- Understand how eligibility works
- Advise migrants appropriately.
Advisers, policy makers and housing providers who need to know about the law concerning immigration and housing. Delegates will need a good basic knowledge of the framework of housing provision.
Note: This course complements our 'European Nationals, Workers from Abroad and Housing Rights' course. It does not cover any other groups than those stated. People who ONLY need to know about EU nationals, may find the 'European Nationals' course more suitable.
Meet the trainer
John Shortridge has been a freelance trainer and consultant for over 15 years. He has written training materials on many aspects of housing and homelessness law, debt and welfare benefits and tailored courses on these themes for numerous local authorities, volunteer organisations, housing associations and colleges.
John was also an adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau Service for 10 years. In June 2002 he completed the Common Professional Examination (Diploma in Law) with commendation.
John has a lively, interactive training style.