Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

The Essentials: The Four Homelessness Tests

Housing Rights

Housing Rights

Cost: £28 Members, £35 Non-Members
With more people presenting as homeless, advisers need to have a greater understanding of the homelessness tests applied by statutory agencies.  

On completion of this course, you will be able to help a client apply to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) if they are homeless and understand how a client is assessed as homeless. This course will give you a stronger understanding or a revision of the tests and processes associated with becoming a Full Duty Applicant 

In 2-3hrs, you will understand: 

  • the process when someone presents as homeless, 

  • how to assess if a client is a Full Duty Applicant (FDA), in relation to the Housing (NI) Order 1988, 

  • the levels of duties owed by the NIHE. 


What you need to get started: 

  1. Access to a computer, laptop or mobile device 

  1. Internet access 

  1. Access to headphones for videos 

This course will be beneficial to: 

  • housing advisers 

  • community/residents groups 

  •  benefit advisors 

  •  political party constituency offices 

  • private, social and hostel accommodation providers 

  •  floating support 

*You should receive access within 2 working days* 


Why train with Housing Rights 

Housing Rights is the leading housing specialist charity in Northern Ireland, and we train more than 800 people per year on housing law and related topics.   

Housing Rights provides an innovative range of training courses on housing and welfare related issues. When developing our training programmes, we look at upcoming changes in legislation and policy along with feedback from service users. We combine this information with the front-line experience of our advisers and solicitors to develop practical, informative, and relevant courses that help housing and welfare professionals deliver high quality advice services to clients.  

100% of our delegates say they would attend our training again and recommend it to others. 

  • Advice services
  • Housing and homelessness
  • housing advice
  • housing advice training
  • housing training
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Homelessness;
  • homelessness advice
  • Housing; Advice; Housing Advice; Advisers; homelessness; Debt
  • housing advisers
  • housing advisors
  • homeless advice

Date and Time

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The Skainos Centre, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF
239 Newtownards Road
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

Gail Barnes, Training Officer

More Information

Further information on this course and other courses currently available can be found on the Housing Rights website.