Call for participants: Housing rights for women courses in South West and North West England

We are delighted to announce that we are able to deliver two more housing rights courses this Spring. These courses will be held online, are free to participants, and are funded by the Ministry of Justice.

These courses are aimed at people working or volunteering with women experiencing housing problems, or who may be at risk of becoming homeless. Participants may be community volunteers, members of a women’s collective, health workers, youth workers, or something similar. 

These courses aim to give participants the basic knowledge and skills needed to deal with key issues facing private renters, such as dealing with evictions, or poor housing conditions, with a focus on the needs of women. You do not need any knowledge of housing law to apply.

These courses are available to participants in the South West and North West of England respectively. These areas have been selected because of the relatively low availability of free housing advice services. 

The courses are free to attend, but spaces are limited. You must be able to attend all three sessions, as later sessions build upon the knowledge from earlier ones. 

Please see below for dates for each of the courses and how to sign up. 

The first course will be Housing Rights for women in South West England! We will prioritise participants from rural areas who work with women in vulnerable situations. The course is free of charge and run by specialised legal trainers.

It will run online every Wednesday 3-5pm for three weeks, and participants will be required to watch a 30 min video before each interactive session on:

February 24th - Tenancies and other housing arrangements

March 3rd - Dealing with disrepair and poor housing conditions

March 10th - Dealing with a Section 21 eviction notice

Registration for this course is now CLOSED

The second course will be Housing Rights for women in North West England. We will prioritise participants who work with women in vulnerable situations. The course is free of charge and run by specialised legal trainers.

It will run online every Wednesday 3-5pm for three weeks, and participants will be required to watch a 30 min video before each interactive session:

March 17th - Tenancies and other housing arrangements

March 24th - Dealing with disrepair and poor housing conditions

March 31st - Dealing with a Section 21 eviction notice

Registration for this course is now CLOSED

For more information on either of the courses or if you have a question please contact:

rowan.milligan@lawforlife.org.uk