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Homelessness Prevention Practice in the Social Rented Housing Sector

Homelessness Prevention Practice in the Social Rented Housing Sector

Homelessness Prevention Practice in the Social Rented Housing Sector

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Crisis, Cyrenians & the Scottish Frontline Network will be hosting a free webinar session for frontline staff supporting people in the social rented sector, exploring existing homelessness prevention practice.

  • 1.30pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 2 March 2023
  • Online
  • This event is free
  • Register here

The Scottish Government plans to introduce new homelessness prevention duties as part of a forthcoming housing bill. The new duties will allow people to get help earlier – up to six months before they are at risk of homelessness – and require public bodies to ask about someone’s housing situation and then act to get them help if needed.

At this homelessness prevention event we want to:

  • Share examples of existing practice & approaches within the sector 
  • Learn more about new or innovative prevention practice in your area 
  • Understand what changes are needed to enable earlier intervention and better joint-working practice in anticipation of the new duties

We would particularly like to hear from: 

    • Housing staff (Including housing assocations and local authority housing workers)
    • Tenancy Support Officers/Income Maximisation Officers/Wellbeing Workers 
    • Tenant Group Members/Staff 
    • Peer workers/Navigators working with social renters 
    • Local Authority Homelessness/Housing Staff (Particularly those who liaise with social housing providers to support clients who are homeless/at risk of homelessness)

Third sector staff working in partnership with social housing providers 

*If you have any questions please get in touch at bestpractice@crisis.org.uk or ursulahofeldt@cyrenians.scot

Download a copy of the recent Crisis practice example guide here: https://www.crisis.org.uk/ending-homelessness/resources-for-practitioners/housing-centre-guides/75-ways-to-prevent-homelessness/

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