Introduction to Housing & Homelessness

This course explores the causes of homelessness and looks at housing options available. Delegates will look at the main duties owed to homeless people by local authorities.

N.B. Our Jan-June 2019 London courses will be held at Resource for London, Holloway Rd, N7 6PA (please continue to contact training@shelter.org.uk with any queries rather than the venue direct).

Public course dates
Also offered in-house Information about in-house courses
Location Public Course Price
Places
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
23 Oct 2018 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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13 May 2019 London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • Current issues in housing and homelessness
  • Brief history of housing tenure in the UK
  • Housing options and barriers to access
  • Overview of homelessness legislation and local authority duties.

Leaning outcomes

After attending, delegates will have:

  • An understanding of the historical and current trends in the provision of housing in the UK
  • An overview of the security of tenure afforded tenants of Councils, Registered Social Landlords and private landlords
  • An understanding of how the homeless have been dealt with from the 19th Century to the present day
  • An understanding of the fundamental concepts involved in homelessness law and the current emphasis on prevention

Suitable for

People who work for a housing organisation but have limited contact with housing work eg receptionists, administrators, or fundraisers. This course is ideal as part of an induction process.


Please note: This course does not cover homelessness law in detail. Participants who need to give housing advice should attend Homelessness Law: Introductory.

Meet the trainer

John Shortridge has been a freelance trainer and consultant since September 1996. 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.

CPD hours 5