Call for participants: Housing rights course for refugees

We are delighted to announce a six-week housing-rights programme for London-based organisations supporting refugees. The course will be delivered online, is free to participants, and is funded by the Trust for London.

The course is aimed at people working or volunteering with refugees experiencing housing problems, or who may be at risk of becoming homeless. Participants may be community volunteers, support workers from grassroots organisations, health workers, youth workers, or something similar. 

The course aims to give participants the basic knowledge and skills needed to deal with key housing issues such as evictions, or poor housing conditions, with a focus on the needs of refugees. You do not need any knowledge of housing law to apply.

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

Please see below for dates and how to sign up. 

We will prioritise participants from community/grassroot organisations and people with lived experience.

The course will be run online every Wednesday for six weeks, and participants will be required to watch a 30 min video before each interactive session on:

  • 16th June – Benefits and housing (12 - 2 pm)
  • 23rd June – Dealing with local authorities in the context of homelessness (12- 2 pm)
  • 30th June – Living in temporary accommodation (12- 2 pm)
  • 7th July – Basics of tenancies and other housing arrangements (12- 2 pm)
  • 14th July – Dealing with disrepair in privately rented accommodation (12- 2 pm)
  • 21st July – Dealing with section 21 evictions (12- 2 pm) 

Please register your interest to attend this course by 31st May by filling in this form.

We will let you know by early June if you secured a place.

The course will be delivered in English and participants should have at least conversational English to be able to benefit.

May 2021