Homelessness Law in Wales – An essential introduction Level 1 – eLearning edition


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We all know how important it is to have a home. But what happens when things go wrong? What help is there for people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness? Wales’ very own housing law upended a system that saw too many people in need falling through the cracks, and placed early intervention and assistance for all at the fore.

Level 1 of Shelter Cymru’s Essential Introduction to Homelessness Law in Wales guides learners through an overview of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and its key terms. This course presents an excellent introduction to understanding the who, what, when, where and why of the law around homelessness in Wales.

Course includes:

  • Overview of the legislation and its vision
  • Detailed exploration of key terms including:
    • Homelessness and Threatened with homelessness
    • Eligibility
    • Priority Need
    • Local Connection
    • Intentional Homelessness


Suitable for:

Essential core training for anyone supporting people facing homelessness or the threat of homelessness including support workers and generalist advice workers. The course is also essential knowledge for housing solutions triage/first point of contact staff or for new Housing Options caseworkers.