Community Care and Housing

This course looks in detail at The Care Act 2014 including the philosophies that underpin the Act and the most significant changes it brought. The course also looks at the Act within the context of its potential utility in the prevention and relief of homelessness.

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Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
5 Mar 2020 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

  • The over-riding principle of well-being (which includes suitable accommodation)
  • Prevention duties
  • Changes to assessments
  • The new National Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • The range of possibilities when discharging duties
  • Personalisation and direct payments
  • Clearer obligations towards carers
  • Moves towards closer integration of health and social care
  • Adult protection put on a statutory footing
  • The possibility of virtually all services being “delegated”
  • Complaints and the obligation to put decisions in writing.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to access Adult Care services
  • Draw conclusions on eligibility under the National Minimum Eligibility Criteria
  • Identify the range of possible ways that services can be provided
  • Understand how to challenge adverse decisions
  • Recognise the potential utility of the Care Act to people in housing need.

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 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