Homelessness and positive action

Duration:  Half day 9.30am – 12.30pm*

Location: SIFA Fireside, 48-52 Allcock Street, Digbeth, B9 4DY**

Cost: £35 pp/half day £70 pp/full day


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What does the training cover?

Increase your understanding of the many causes of homelessness, the difficulties and challenges faced by homeless people, and the support and interventions available to help.

The training will identify the complex support needs of homeless and vulnerably-housed people, and the support and interventions to meet those needs. You will reflect on how you can support and engage with people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness.

The training will focus on:

  • Challenging the myths of homelessness
  • The many causes of homelessness
  • Homelessness and its impact on health and wellbeing
  • Supporting the homeless – multiagency intervention
  • Supporting those with ‘no recourse to public funds’
  • Signposting and safeguarding action
  • Q&A  – How you can best support your clients

Who is this training aimed at?

Anyone who would like to gain a unique insight and further their understanding on this complex issue and gain practical information on how to help.

Background information

Birmingham, like other cities and towns, has both a visible and an invisible homeless population. Many people see homelessness as a lifestyle choice, or the result of personal failings or moral weakness. The truth is quite different. Homelessness very often results from life events that have overwhelmed the individual.

Our trainer, David Coombes, shares with you his extensive knowledge and experience gained from working with homelessness and addiction for over eight years, providing a unique first hand insight. He has extensive knowledge of the underlying causes of homelessness and significant experience of multi-agency partnership working.

Find out more about our in-house specialist trainer David Coombes. Click Here

Enquiries: If you would like to find out about other courses that we run, or have a specific area of interest please email DavidCoombes@sifafireside.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

*Can be run as a half or full day course

**For a minimum number, this course can be delivered at your workplace, please contact DavidCoombes@sifafireside.co.uk to discuss your requirements

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