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Homelessness: an introduction

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 from 09:45 to 16:30 (GMT)

Homelessness: an introduction

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Homeless Link member   more info 12 Tickets 17 Mar 2020 £115.00 £0.00
Associate member   more info 12 Tickets 17 Mar 2020 £130.00 £0.00
Non-member ticket   more info 12 Tickets 17 Mar 2020 £160.00 £0.00

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This course will give you the practical skills needed to help clients improve self awareness, build motivation and self-esteem, break free from unhelpful behavioural patterns, and take responsibility for their actions and choices.

A mixture of training methods is used on this course. You will explore typical problems faced by professionals that work with vulnerable people, such as the tendency to attribute “blame” on to others and resistance to pro-activity. The blend of approaches is designed to ensure that you will gain insights that are of immediate, practical use in your everyday working life.

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Mental health issues and homelessness are closely linked. Working in the homelessness sector you will provide regular support to vulnerable people with a range of mental health needs. This practical course will give you the skills needed to support clients experiencing mental health issues.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for new frontline staff or experienced professionals who want to update their skills

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be able to define mental health
  • Understand the spectrum of mental health problems and recognise common symptoms and behaviours
  • Understand the development of complex needs and know about recommended interventions
  • Understand the development of personality traits and the impact of traumatic life events
  • Know about good practice examples of client support around complex mental health needs



Gain an understanding of the homelessness sector, what the Government are doing to prevent homelessness and how it affects those who are experiencing it.

This course will introduce you to the homelessness sector. It will help you to understand the structural and personal causes of homelessness and why some people find it difficult to return to settled living. You will learn about the ways the sector tries to help people who are experiencing homeless and the problems and issues that need to be overcome. Finally, you will have an insight into the tremendous talents that people who are homeless have and are able to use despite facing enormous adversity.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for managers, frontline staff and volunteers who are new to the sector

Course content

  • How and why people become homeless
  • Definitions of homelessness
  • Key aspects of Government policy on ending homelessness
  • Local authorities’ responsibilities in relation to people who are experiencing homelessness
  • The sector’s responses to ending and preventing homelessness
  • Current challenges to ending and preventing homelessness
  • The talent and skills that people experiencing homelessness possess.

Course outcomes

On completion of this course you will:

  • Understand the social and structural issues that give rise to homelessness
  • Understand why it is difficult for some people to return to settled living
  • Understand a range of statutory and voluntary sector responses to ending homelessness and have gained an understanding of why this task is difficult
  • Be able to identify the personal steps that you can take to deliver services or campaign for change.


Homeless Link Member - £115 per person

Associate member - £130 per person

Non-members - £160 per person

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Charity Reg No: 1089173

Company Reg No: 4313826

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Homeless Link
Minories House
2-5 Minories
EC3N 1BJ London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 from 09:45 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Homeless Link

Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.

We work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.

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