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.

PLEASE BOOK EARLY: We confirm/cancel courses three weeks in advance. Book your place early to give us an accurate idea of delegate numbers and to avoid disappointment.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
3 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

  • 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

Vyaj Lovejoy

Vyaj Lovejoy is a barrister specialising in public law and human rights at 1MCB, Chambers of John Benson QC. She practices in housing, homelessness and community care law. Also practicing in immigration and asylum law, she has detailed knowledge of the crossover between housing and immigration law and how this affects European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and those without leave to remain. Vyaj has experience of housing and homelessness policy being a trustee of Just Fair, where she has represented before the United Nations, and from work with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel where she helped inform the drafting of a proposed Homelessness Bill in Israel. She previously volunteered at Greenwich Housing Rights for four years as a duty advocate and at Hackney Winter Night Shelter providing front line advice. Vyaj has experience of training other lawyers and teaching law to 14–18 year olds. She is currently studying an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, part time at Essex University.

Ian Dunn

Ian has worked for Shelter as a trainer and consultant since 2004. He has been working and training in housing law for almost 20 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