My Home Denbighshire Training

My Home Denbighshire Training

As the cost of living increases and housing waiting lists get longer, many people across the country are worried about losing their homes.

My Home Denbighshire is an early intervention project which aims to work ‘upstream’ offering support and guidance to anyone in Denbighshire, who might be facing struggles or difficulties relating to their home.
We can support with a wide range of needs that, if left unmanaged, could start to spiral out of control, eventually putting the resident at risk of becoming homeless.  By providing the necessary help and support needed, at the earliest given opportunity, we can prevent people from ever having to think about homelessness.

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Is this training for you?

This training is relevant for people living or working in Denbighshire ONLY.

If you are in any need of support or training please contact our team:

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Are you facing challenges that are making your home feel like an uncertain place? My Home Denbighshire Training is your gateway to early intervention, providing essential support and guidance to individuals living and working in Denbighshire. Our goal is to address potential struggles and difficulties upstream, preventing them from escalating and safeguarding residents from the threat of homelessness.

Our FREE virtual training program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to manage various challenges proactively. From financial strains to relationship difficulties, benefit changes, and housing concerns, we’re here to guide you through potential pitfalls.

By addressing issues at their root and offering assistance at the earliest opportunity, we aim to interrupt the cycle that could lead to homelessness. Our focus is on enabling you to navigate challenges successfully, ensuring your home remains a secure and stable environment.

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Holding back homelessness: Responding to the triggers

Homelessness is complicated and does not occur in isolation but fighting homelessness can be as simple as making just one referral. It’s no secret that external factors drive inequality in finances, education, work and health and these inequalities can create a buildup of pressures that lead to a person losing their home. This training is designed to help you to identify the triggers and pressure points that could lead to homelessness.
Through the lens of lived experience this course will bust the myths around the causes of homelessness, present an honest picture of the real-life situations where a small intervention could have made a huge difference and give you the confidence and knowledge to recognise and react to the early signs that a person might be in a struggle that could eventually lead into homelessness.

This course will include:
•    An exploration of the common myths of homelessness
•    Case studies
•    Pressure points and triggers for homelessness
•    Signs to look for in certain situations and contexts
•    Stories from people with lived experience of homelessness
•    My Home Denbighshire and what we can do
•    Further training opportunities

This course is for:
Frontline workers who come into contact with people on a daily basis, including (but not limited to): Teachers, GPs, health visitors, support workers, DWP job coaches, volunteer agencies, social services, youth workers, community leaders, police.

Length: Half day

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Acting to prevent homelessness

Frontline workers are uniquely placed to spot and stop homelessness in its tracks at an early stage. Understanding the help available to people who are homeless or in housing need will give you the confidence to make appropriate and timely referrals into the services that are designed to prevent and alleviate the issues that lead to homelessness in your local area.

Fighting for home relies on an army of people who recognise the trigger points that can lead to homelessness and know what help is available. Being able to explain what your client can expect from the referrals that you make will be key to bringing them on side and helping them to take their first steps towards a safe and secure home.

This course will include:

  • The meaning of homelessness under Housing (Wales) Act 2014
  • Local Authority duty to assess homeless applicants
  • Local Authority duty to provide interim accommodation
  • Introduction to key services in your local area (including My Home Denbighshire)
  • Referral routes into further support

This course is for:

Frontline workers who come into contact with people on a daily basis, including (but not limited to): Teachers, GPs, health visitors, support workers, DWP job coaches, volunteer agencies, social services, youth workers, community leaders, police.

Length: Half day

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