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The Housing Act 1996 as amended - A Practical Guide

About this Course

In this two day course delegates will learn how to investigate and make decisions in accordance with the requirements of the Housing Act 1996 as amended. Delegates will be given decision letter templates and forms to meet the needs of the amended legislation. At every stage the Code of Guidance 2018 will be highlighted. Delegates will also be given an easy to follow flowchart that takes them through the requirements of the amended legislation and review regulations. Delegates will also have the opportunity to explore effective prevention strategies and what partnerships are needed.

This comprehensive course will cover:

  • The Housing Act 1996 as amended – the Flowchart

  • S188 Accommodation

  • Investigating Eligibility

  • Investigating Homelessness

  • Creating the Right Personalised Plan

  • Prevention Strategies

  • Relief Strategies

  • Ending the 195(2) Prevention Duty

  • First Local Connection-S198(A1)

  • Ending the S189B(2) Relief duty

  • Suitability of Accommodation

  • Priority Need

  • Intentionally Homeless

  • Main Duty Local Connection

  • 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 & S202 decisions.  The course is suitable for both beginners and experience officers.


Minos Perdios, Director & Reviews Manager at Housing Reviews Ltd

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