Foundation in Welsh Homelessness Law – (Level 3), Advanced
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Homelessness Law in Wales has changed greatly since the introduction of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. Since its implementation, local authorities have adapted their ways of working to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Act. Key to the developments that we have seen in early intervention, prevention and collaborative working, have been the lessons that everyone who works in this sector has learned through trial and error.
This advanced level course from Shelter Cymru’s Foundation in Welsh Homelessness Law brings together learning and best practice from across the country, specifically focused on the adaptations that various local authorities have introduced to their procedures as a result of reviews, legal challenges and subsequent case law.
Using examples of real-life reviews from our Casework and established homelessness case law, this course will demonstrate the way that lessons can be learned from mistakes and improve outcomes for homeless applicants who are seeking assistance from their local authority. We will establish why the decisions in these cases were not in step with our understanding of the legislation and the vision on which it was built.
• Key decisions in the process, including whether to carry out a homelessness assessment, refusal to provide suitable emergency accommodation, decisions to end assistance
• Means of challenge
• Internal reviews
• Legal Principles
• County Court appeals
• Emergency action
• Judicial review
Housing advisors, Housing options teams, Homelessness workers, Support workers who regularly work with people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
You must have undertaken our Level 1 and 2 courses previously or have an excellent, practical understanding of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.