Homelessness Prevention Case Studies

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) introduced new duties on local authorities for those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Following implementation of the Act from April 2018, this course covers in detail a range of case studies to identify early prevention opportunities and level of advice and support that can be offered to applicants under the duties to prevent and relieve homelessness.

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.

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

Course contains

  • The meaning of homelessness and threatened homelessness
  • The role of security of tenure
  • Maximising income
  • Debt advice
  • Occupation rights upon relationship breakdown
  • Tenancy support
  • Negotiation skills

Leaning outcomes

After attending, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the new prevention and relief duties
  • Identify cases where there is a real possibility of prevention
  • Consider the impact of other factors on preventing homelessness
  • Identify the support needed
  • Negotiate with landlord, relatives and other hosts

Suitable For

Homelessness and housing staff, and anyone concerned with the prevention and reduction of homelessness, from both the statutory or voluntary sectors. Participants will need a basic knowledge of the homelessness legislation.

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