As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law to organisations and individuals working in the field of homelessness. In May, MLRC held a training session in housing law & related social welfare law for social workers staff of the HSE.
Our training session gave practical advice and information, which will help attendees deal even more effectively with clients’ housing issues, both directly themselves and in referring to MLRC as is useful for them.
The training session focused in particular on providing an overview of housing law and the law relating to homelessness and common legal issues arising with accessing legal entitlements in relation to housing; the law regarding the Housing Assistance Payment; and the new procedure for evictions from local authority housing.
In their feedback, attendees described the session as:
“Excellent training and very helpful, informative and useful to practice“;
“Excellent delivery in a relaxed atmosphere”
“It was very enjoyable, especially the case studies“;
“Very appropriate, very useful/upskilling“.
Attendees also noted that they found the handouts were excellent with very informative and relevant content
Attendess noted that the training session will make a large difference in their work, particularly the training on among others, the use of FOI requests; clarity on the Housing Assistance Payment; clarification of rules/legislation around social housing and how this should operate; and useful strategies and practical steps to follow to support/advocate for clients with housing issues.
If you are interested in organising a training session by MLRC, please contact Shauna on 01 4537459 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be very happy to hear from you and discuss the training that would be most useful for you
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