WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Introduction to Homelessness Law

Monday 12 December 2016 09:30 – 16:30 Leeds

The aim of this course is to help participants fully understand the homelessness legislation including the tests and how they are applied. It will also look at how to make the best case to local authorities on behalf of single people facing homelessness, who are currently having their applications assessed.

Objectives of the course:
  • Understand the legal framework for homelessness and the safety net it provides
  • Understand homelessness as a public law decision and what this means
  • Understand what a homelessness application is and when it must be taken by a local authority
  • Understand how the homelessness law fits in with prevention of homelessness work
  • Know what inquiries a local authority must make
  • Know how to make the best case to local authorities to describe your client’s circumstances
  • Understand the recent legal judgment made by the Supreme Court concerning categories of Priority Need and what this means for people approaching their local authority for help with homelessness
  • Understand the implications of the new Care Act 2014 in providing support for homeless people

The course will be delivered by colleagues at Homeless Link. Full information about the day and topics covered are here. DO NOT BOOK A PLACE VIA HOMELESS LINK

Who should attend?

  • WY-FI Navigators
  • WY-FI Peer Mentors
  • Front-line staff working with people who have multiple needs


This course is free to attend.


The course will take place in the Training Room at the WY-FI Project Hub Office, 45a Park Square East, Leeds LS1 2NP. The office is located 8 minutes walk from Leeds railway station. There is a walking map here

This venue is not fully accessible. If you have any special requirements, please contact Roger Abbott by email roger.abbott@disc-vol.org.uk as soon as possible so that we can make alternative arrangements.

Book your place

Please click on this link which will take you to Eventbrite to book your place. The booking deadline is 12 noon on Monday 5 December 2016.

More information

If you have any questions or queries about this training, please contact Roger Abbott by email roger.abbott@disc-vol.org.uk or telephone Roger on 07885 806 114

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