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Thu, 14 Mar


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Homelessness legislation and adults

This session looks at homelessness legislation and how this works in some detail. We will cover rough sleeping, the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and working with adults who have multiple and complex needs who are also homeless.

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Homelessness legislation and adults
Homelessness legislation and adults

Time & Location

14 Mar 2024, 09:30 – 12:30

Microsoft Teams

About the Event

Open to all social work practitioners across Adult and Children's Services within the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership. Please see our Partner organisations below. 

Session overview: This session will provide information about the statutory tests of homelessness, how they work and how they apply to families and single people, or couples with no dependents. Focusing on homelessness and legislation regarding adults, rough sleeping, coming out of hospital, the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to vulnerable adults who are homeless.

Facilitator: Anna Whalen works as a freelance consultant across England with local authorities and some third sector agencies on homelessness.

She has a background working with young people and worked as a senior manager in Children’s Services responsible for setting up and managing a multi-disciplinary Service for older teenagers who were looked after, young people leaving care, and 16/17-year-olds who were homeless.

In 2008 Anna started a national role as a youth homelessness adviser, working with councils all over England. She then went on to spend time as a senior homelessness adviser in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), leaving in 2019.

Anna works across England with councils to prevent homelessness through helping them and their partners improve their services to vulnerable people including young people. This involves undertaking service reviews, other improvement work and training. Anna is also an associate for St Basils, a youth homelessness charity and housing association in the West Midlands.

Deadlines for registering: Friday 16th February 2024

Please note, your space will not be confirmed until after this deadline date, when a member of the Programme Team will be in touch to confirm the status of your booking, i.e., if you have secured a space or if you will be placed on the waiting list.

Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University

Chershire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Keele University

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire county council

Staffordshire Universty

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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