Online workshop: The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and its implications on homelessness applications - June 2024

Due to the popularity of the workshop we are pleased to announce we will be running our workshop on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and its effect on homelessness applications again. This workshop will be run with Isabella Mulholland of the Public Interest Law Centre and is supported by Trust for London. It will take place on the 4th June 2024, 2- 4 PM.

The Domestic Abuse Act is a welcome change in the law surrounding survivors of abuse and their access to housing. It has had implications in several areas of housing law, some of which we will discuss during the event. 

The workshop aims at building the knowledge and capacity of people working with domestic abuse survivors to use the Act and secure safe accommodation. We will look at the main provisions of the Domestic Abuse Act, particularly:

  • Updated definition of domestic abuse
  • The limitations of the Act
  • Threshold of evidence around domestic abuse
  • Ways to challenge unreasonable delay in securing accommodation

The workshop is aimed primarily at community groups and grassroots organisations that work with survivors in navigating homelessness, although advice workers and other interested parties are welcome to attend. 

The session will be interactive and provide  space for attendees to ask questions, familiarise themselves with the relevant pieces of law, and share their thoughts and experiences.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2- 4 PM on Zoom. 

The deadline for registering will be Friday 24th May and you will receive confirmation if you have secured a place at the workshop by Monday 27th May.

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