Homelessness and its prevention
Government welfare reforms and housing policies are driving up homelessness, with young people and families hit hardest.
That is the message from a recent study of homelessness published by charity Crisis and produced by Heriot-Watt University and the University of York.
This training event has been developed to inform key members of your organisation about not only current legislation and relevant case law, but also how far-reaching homelessness and, more importantly, its prevention can be within a local authority.
Key elements of the course include:
- Homelessness legislation, policy and case law
- Why a corporate approach is needed to tackle homelessness and its causes
- The main causes of homelessness and action that can be used to tackle them
- Prevention measures
- How to make recognising the triggers of homelessness part of officers' everyday role.
Mel Cant trained as a barrister and specialises in social housing law. After ten years in the legal profession, she has spent a further ten years working within local government, predominantly in the areas of homelessness, housing advice and allocations and lettings, as both a practitioner and consultant.
Who should attend?
- Homelessness officers
- Housing advice workers
- Prevention officers
- Neighbourhood/estate managers
- Rent recovery officers
- Environmental health officers who deal with disrepair and HMO licensing
- Housing register assessment officers
- Customer services managers/officers
- Managers responsible for the development of key policies and procedures for homelessness and allocations and lettings.
HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org