Call for participants from the North West of England for our new Housing Rights Course for Migrants

Law for Life will be running a free course for community groups in Liverpool and across the North West that support migrants, especially migrant women. We are grateful to The Disrupt Foundation for funding this work. 

The course will be delivered online and it will consist of four modules which will cover key aspects of housing and welfare law. Participants are required to watch a 30 minute introductory video before each interactive session.

Week 1

  • Tuesday, 21st May, 10:00 - 12:00: Tenancies and other housing arrangements 
  • Wednesday, 22nd May, 10:00 - 12:00: Benefits and housing

Week 2

  • Tuesday, 28th May 10:00-12:00: Dealing with local authorities in the context of homelessness
  • Wednesday, 29th May 10:00-12:00: Living in temporary accommodation

The course will be delivered in English and you do not need to know anything about housing or homelessness law as this course is aimed at people with no formal legal training. 

We will not cover housing rights for people with no recourse to public funds as this is a separate and specialised area of law. 

It is important you are able to attend all four sessions as later sessions build upon the knowledge from previous ones. 

The course is free to attend, but spaces are limited. We will prioritise participants from community/grassroot organisations and people with lived experience of the housing crisis and migration. Due to limited capacity, we will accept a maximum of two participants per organisation. 

This course is oversubscribed and is now closed to new sign-ups. Many thanks for your interest.

We will let you know by Monday 13th May if you have secured a place.

After the course, we will organise a workshop for our participants, covering a more specialised issue in depth, this may be one of the following topics: the implications of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 on homelessness applications; writing effective vulnerability letters or writing review letters to local authorities regarding unsuitable temporary accommodation.

If you have any queries about the course please contact Genevieve