This training from Law for Life will help you understand the basic rights of people who are homeless and the duties of local authorities towards addressing homelessness.
The session will develop your understanding of the process around homelessness applications and aid you in identifying strategies for addressing cases of homelessness, including supporting individuals through relevant administrative processes.
We will discuss who is considered to be homeless, who is eligible for assistance, what help they can get, and how to approach and address local authorities. We will also examine key aspects of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
Please note that this is not technical legal training but rather a basic overview of strategies needed to deal with local authorities in the context of homelessness. The workshop is aimed at frontline workers or intermediaries working with people who may face homelessness, but are not themselves housing advisors or caseworkers.