Supporting behaviour change to decrease the risk of homelessness

This one-day course develops practice through a day of interactive learning and discussion. The course allows delegates to gain a greater understanding of the risks associated to potentially becoming homeless and helps delegates find proactive ways of working with this client group to decrease the risk through positive interventions. This course can be tailored specifically for those working in sheltered and/or housing settings or working with homeless people in the community. The course will focus specifically on helping to decrease the risk of homelessness and the causes of youth homelessness.

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

Course contains

  • The meaning of decreasing the risk of homelessness
  • Law, policy and guidance
  • Risk factors associated with becoming homeless including:
    • the links between offending and homelessness
    • the links between substance misuse and homelessness
    • the links between family and placement breakdown and homelessness
    • the links between mental health and homelessness
    • the links between unemployment and homelessness
  • Understanding hidden, single and group homelessness

  • Strategies for preventing homelessness
  • Supportive Coping mechanisms
  • Recognising when an individual wants help to change their situation
  • Develop personalised action plans
  • Advice, support and signposting.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify behaviours that can decrease the likelihood of homelessness
  • Recognise readiness to change in individuals
  • Reflect on patterns of behaviour and forms of coping that increase the likelihood of homelessness
  • Develop solution focused, personalised action plans to support behaviour change in individuals./li>

Suitable for

Any worker delivering housing or support services to the public in any setting and their managers. The course is particularly useful for merging or transferring staff with different boundary backgrounds, new multi-disciplinary or partnership based services and for teams who wish to challenge and refresh their thinking. Courses can be flexed to meet the needs of individual organisations and to address any current areas of concern or poor practice.

Meet the trainer

Tracy Keane is highly qualified in the field of social care with extensive experience of management in Early years, Youth Justice, Children’s Homes, Crisis Counselling, Disability services and managing staff and teams of volunteers within the statutory, charitable and private sectors. Alongside her working life, Tracy has been a short term and respite foster carer for hard to place children and young people for many years. Tracy has set up new social care projects for different local authorities and charities and managed the funding for these to ensure their success including appropriate adult services, mentoring services and services to support young people and adults who go missing from home or care. In recent years Tracy has worked within the police service as an investigator on response teams, expanding her knowledge and experience in safeguarding and domestic violence and the criminal justice system in general. Tracy is now a freelance trainer and consultant, working with professionals in Health and Social care and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other professionals.

CPD hours 5