Temporary Accommodation and the law

This course provides a thorough knowledge of the law as it applies to the provision, management and termination of temporary accommodation.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
23 May 2018 London £220.00 £250.00 £170.00
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‘Engaging and inclusive trainer. Enjoyable training. Thanks!.’

Manager, North Herts Homes

Particular emphasis will be placed on practical examples, enabling delegates to share views, opinions and their own experiences. In addition, there will be opportunities to share good practice, discuss the challenges of temporary accommodation and consider the practical application of the law.

Course contains

  • An explanation of when the duty to provide temporary accommodation is triggered
  • Suitability of temporary accommodation and the law
  • Temporary accommodation and out of area placements post Nzolameso and Westminster
  • Housing status, security of tenure and temporary accommodation
  • Ending temporary accommodation
  • The relationship between terminating temporary accommodation and discharging homelessness duties.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the housing status of those occupying temporary accommodation
  • Understand the steps required to legally terminate temporary accommodation
  • Benchmark whether services are legally compliant.

Suitable for

Anyone involved in temporary accommodation, including local authority homelessness and housing options officers, allocations officers, housing managers, housing association staff, not-for-profit and private landlords, housing lawyers and advisers.

Meet the trainers

John Shortridge: London 4 December 2017

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.

Ian Dunn: London 23 May 2018

Ian Dunn has worked for Shelter as a trainer and consultant since 2004. He has been working and training in housing law for 14 years. As well as lecturing in social welfare law at the University of Westminster he has many years’ experience working with housing associations and local authorities providing tailored courses.

Ian excels at conveying complex information in an easy to understand way and adapting to the knowledge and experience of the group. Ian encourages interaction and questions from participants and has a warm, approachable manner.

CPD hours 5