Wed, 11 May | Live Online Homelessness Training via ZOOM

An Introduction to the Housing Act 1996 for Newly Appointed Officers

The most complete homelessness course suitable for newly appointed officers (3 days)

Time & Location

11 May, 09:30 – 13 May, 16:30
Live Online Homelessness Training via ZOOM

About the Event

This three day course has been specially designed for new appointed staff. It assumes little or no prior knowledge of  the Housing Act 1996 and assessing Part 7 homeless applications. It therefore deals with the basics. Delegates will learn how to investigate and make decisions in accordance with the requirements of the Housing Act 1996 as amended. At every stage the Code of Guidance 2018 will be highlighted.  The course will provide up to date information in relation to Section 21 notices and COVID-19 and the impact this has on assessing homeless applications. Delegates will be given decision letter templates and forms to meet the needs of the amended legislation. Delegates will also be given an easy to follow flowchart that takes them through the requirements of the amended legislation. 

This course will cover:​​

  • The Housing Act 1996 as amended – the Flowchart
  • S188 Accommodation
  • Investigating Eligibility
  • Investigating Homelessness, including basic landlord and tenant law and the domestic abuse act
  • Creating the Right Assessment & Personalised Housing Plan
  • Ending the 195(2) Prevention Duty
  • Ending the S189B(2) Relief duty
  • Suitability of Accommodation
  • Priority Need
  • Intentionally Homeless
  • Location Connection at the Relief & Main Duty stages
  • Ending the S193 Duty
  • The Reapplication Duty

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for those working for local authorities in the area of homelessness and for those that are responsible for making S184 decisions. The course is suitable for newly apppointed officers.  

Trainer

Minos Perdios, Director & Reviews Manager at Housing Reviews Ltd  

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