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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Homelessness law and the housing (Wales) act

20 September 2018


An understanding of the homelessness prevention approach being pioneered in Wales, under the new housing bill. You will learn the significant changes to the duties owed by Welsh local authorities to those who are homeless.

Learning Outcomes/objectives

Exploring how to develop a strategy in relation to the new bill, you will learn how to prevent homelessness using the new duty within the bill. This course will also look at the changes to priority need and the power to discharge.

Topics covered:

  • Duty to carry out a review and develop a homelessness strategy
  • Duty to promote co-operation between housing and social services authorities in relation to homelessness
  • Duty of registered social landlord’s to co-operate with local authorities in relation to homelessness
  • Homelessness assessment required under the Bill
  • Duty to take reasonable steps to prevent homelessness, including the principles of homelessness prevention
  • Changes to priority need and intentional homelessness included in the Bill
  • The power to discharge homelessness duties with an offer private rented accommodation

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Who should attend

For anyone involved in homelessness

Trainer Info

Guy Wardle

Dates & Locations

20 September 2018, Cardiff


CIH Members/Housing Partnership Organisations: £149 + vat

Non Members: £199 + vat

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