When receiving leave to remain, refugees commonly become homeless.
With demand for housing high, it can be difficult to prove that individuals have a priority need for accommodation. Yet many single refugees suffer from mental and physical health conditions that make them more vulnerable. If this vulnerability is exacerbated by being homeless, councils may have a duty to house them.
Providing an overview of how to support single refugees through a homelessness application, the training will include:
- Understanding what duties councils have towards homeless applicants
- How to support refugees to make a homelessness application
- When and how to challenge homelessness decisions