Care Act and Housing

The majority of the Care Act became law from April 2015 and makes extensive references to the role of housing and use of housing scenarios in the statutory guidance. This course discusses the most significant changes for the housing sector including suitable accommodation, prevention and relief of homelessness.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the government’s announcements on 16 March, it is clear we are entering a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic. As such, we feel it is best to stop delivery of all face-to-face training until further notice.

Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • Well-being and the importance of suitable living accommodation
  • Prevention and early intervention duties
  • Housing as part of integrated care, support and health service
  • The housing provider's duty of co-operation
  • Changes to assessments
  • National Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • The range of possibilities when discharging duties
  • Clearer obligations towards carers including safeguarding
  • Complaints and the obligation to put decisions in writing
  • Human Rights and Equality Act 2010 rights.
  • Suitable for

    Anyone working with or advising vulnerable adults with support needs, carers and vulnerable homeless people. It will be particularly relevant for those with a role in preventing and relieving homelessness.

    Meet the trainer

    Tony Martin

    Tony Martin is a solicitor specialising in landlord and tenant and housing law. Alongside his work as a trainer, Tony supervises a student led legal advice clinic and teaches law at BPP University. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 in a private Legal Aid firm and then practised as a senior solicitor in a Law Centre. Tony has spent all his working life in housing, having worked in hostels, special needs housing and housing management in the voluntary sector and at a senior level in a homelessness service and in housing policy for a London local authority, prior to qualifying as a solicitor. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Tony has undertaken detailed homelessness and housing options case file reviews for local authorities and voluntary organisations, as well as undertaken staff performance interviews, workshadowing and written summary reports for Shelter Consultancy since 2013.

CPD hours 5