As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law to organisations whose clients are homeless or at risk of homelessness. On 13th October 2014, MLRC held a training session in housing law for the staff of Saoirse Women Refuge.
Saoirse Women Refuge is based in Tallaght, Dublin 24. Saoirse is a service for women and children escaping domestic violence, providing short term crisis accommodation and 24 hour support for up to six families as well as a 24 hour helping service.
Our training session gave practical information and advice to Saoirse’s staff on a range of issues. In particular, participants, in their feedback, said that they gained information on:
- The HAP scheme
- Entitlements and legal procedures for those experiencing homelessness
- How the law is applied through the local authorities
- Eligibility for housing
- How to contest transfer and other decisions
- Differences across county councils
- The law re fair procedures
This information will help Saoirse staff deal with the very pressing housing issues affecting the women coming to them for assistance.
Attendees gave constructive and positive feedback, noting that the session was very helpful and the very relevant issues covered would make a large difference to the way they do their job.
Thank you to all those who attended!
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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