European Nationals' Housing Rights

This course looks in detail at the housing rights of workers and others who come to the UK from Europe.
Delegates will examine the legal framework that regulates the rights of such workers to access social housing and homelessness assistance under the 1996 Housing Act, examine the rights of specific groups, and consider problem areas. The content of this course is updated regularly to reflect changes to legislation and/or case-law.

N.B. Our January-May 2019 London courses will be held at Resource for London, Holloway Rd, N7 6PA (please continue to contact with any queries rather than the venue direct).

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
29 May 2019 Resource for 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

  • Overview of migration and eligibility of non-EEA nationals
  • Detailed examination of rules on EEA workers, work seekers, self-employed people and family members
  • Temporary and permanent incapacity for work and pregnancy
  • Rights of those caring for children
  • Permanent rights to reside
  • The rules for Croatian workers
  • Case law in all relevant areas.

Note: Delegates are encouraged to bring cases and issues of concern for discussion.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how immigration and European law works in relation to housing rights
  • Understand eligibility for European migrants
  • Advise applicants appropriately.

Suitable for

Advisers, policy makers and housing providers who need to know about the practical consequences of legislative and procedural change. This course is designed for people with experience in housing, and a good basic knowledge of the framework of housing provision.

Note: This course complements our 'Immigration Status and Housing Rights' course. It does not cover any other groups than those stated.

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.

CPD hours 5