As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law to organisations working in the field of homelessness. On 23rd October 2014, MLRC held a half day training session in housing law for the staff and volunteers of Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI).
MQI is a Dublin-based NGO, working on a national level. MQI’s Open Access Homeless and Drug Services offer a variety of services to Ireland’s homeless, hungry and those struggling with addiction. MQI’s Open Access Centre provides a 7 day meal service, primary health care and drug related services.
Our training session for MQI gave practical advice and information, which will help MQI staff and volunteers deal effectively with their client’s housing issues, e.g. qualification for accessing the housing list, applying for priority on the housing list based on exceptional medical circumstances or on exceptional social grounds, the entitlements of separated fathers to access the housing list, fair procedures by State bodies, the applicability of the European Convention of Human Rights and more.
Attendees gave constructive and positive feedback, noting that the session had a lot of interesting information that would make a large difference in the way they do their job.
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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