Course: Homelessness Reduction Act Training

Understand how the Act works, and the duties of local authorities under it.

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

As part of this Homelessness Reduction Act training, you will learn to comply with the new duties the Act places on local authorities from April 2018. Develop the knowledge and skills to understand a range of topics, including the latest applications process, local connection provisions, referrals, reviews and appeals.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Homelessness Reduction Act training, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the application process will change
  • Understand the new prevention and relief duties
  • Explain the new local connection provisions
  • Identify when a duty ends
  • Develop a personal housing plan
  • Identify when a person may be referred to another local authority
  • Understand the new review and appeal provisions

Who should take this course?

The Homelessness Reduction Act training course is aimed at officers and managers involved in the delivery of local authority homelessness services. You will need a basic understanding of the current homelessness legislation. The course is typically aimed at:

  • Housing options / needs / homelessness officers
  • Team leaders and managers
  • Anyone whose role brings them into contact with people in housing need

Course prices

  • Classroom
  • £1195
    per day
  • Delivered on your premises (for up to 12 delegates).

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Homelessness Reduction Act Training Course Content

  • Overview and policy aims
  • Changes to the application process
  •  Producing a personal housing plan
    - What should this include?
    - How should it be reviewed?
  •  The new duty to prevent homelessness
    - What actions should be taken?
    - Overview of deposit protection and Section 21 notice requirements
    - What happens if the council does not take reasonable steps?
  •  The new duty to relieve homelessness
  •  The new local connection provisions, e.g. care leavers
  •  The events that bring an end to these duties
    - ‘Unreasonable failure to co-operate’
  •  Code of conduct
  •  New rights of review and appeal