Homelessness - prevention, options and the impact of welfare reforms
About the event
With the pressures of the 2012 target upon housing providers, it is vital for organisations to continue to find innovative and sustainable ways of preventing homelessness with the same level of priority.
There are challenging times facing the housing industry with the current financial climate, possible changes to the law on allocations and a new duty to assess and provide a review of housing options while still continuing to meet the rising customer expectations.
In April 2011 the Government announced national caps on Local Housing Allowance which has now started to make an impact on families and their homes. Looking ahead to 2013 and the implementation of Universal Credit, this event will address the key question – what is the future of housing benefits?
The Localism Act brings about the most significant change to the homeless legislation possibly since legislation was first passed in 1977. Local Authorities and other housing providers need to start to plan now for the changes coming into effect and also address what the future direction is for housing options services within their organisation.
These one day events will review the changes to the homeless legislation in the Localism Act and the policy intentions behind them and also provide an update on the changes to welfare reforms and demonstrate different preventive homelessness methods to ensure no one is left back on the streets.
This event will provide delegates with the opportunity to look at how your organisation can respond to the changes ahead and also allow you to hear the latest initiatives in terms of dealing with homelessness, prevention and the housing options approach.
6 reasons not to miss this event
- Latest research and practice: receive an update on the changes to the homelessness and allocations legislation in the Localism Act
- Understand: gain a clear understanding of the Welfare Reform and address the potential impacts homelessness
- Knowledge & information: Learn from credible and influential high profile speakers, leading housing professionals and practitioners
- Engage in discussion: express your thoughts on homelessness, prevention and options and find possible solutions to the problems facing your organisation.
- Debrief paper: Receive a full and concise debrief summary report after the events
- Stay networked: An excellent opportunity to network with fellow housing professionals
Comments from previous CIH event delegates
"This was a very stimulating and productive day"
"Really enjoyed the event - very imformative"
Who should attendThis event is for middle managers, practitioners and front line practitioners in local authorities, housing associations and those working in the voluntary sector dealing with a range of homelessness, allocation and housing option issues.
Discounted CIH Member Rate £230 +VAT
Delegate Rate £260 +VAT
CIH Student Rate* £75 +VAT
Private Sector Rate £350 +VAT
*the delegate must be a CIH student with current CIH membership
The delegate price includes a comprehensive delegate pack, debrief summary report, all refreshments and lunch. You can earn up to 4 hours towards your CIH Continuing Professional Development
Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking
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The CIH contact at the event will be Jodie Willis. She will be available at the registration desk throughout the event to help with any enquiries or problems.
Please contact us on 02476 851 722 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries