MLRC holds training session on housing law & related social welfare law for staff of FLAC

As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law to organisations and individuals working in the field of homelessness.

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In December 2015, MLRC held a training session in housing law & related social welfare law for 15 staff and volunteers of FLAC. Our training session gave practical advice and information, which will help the participants deal even more effectively with clients’ housing issues.

The training session focussed in particular on providing an overview of housing law and the law relating to homelessness and common legal issues arising with accessing these legal entitlement; the new procedure for evictions from local authority housing; and the new Housing Assistance Payment.

attendees at MLRC training for FLAC Dec 2015

MLRC training for FLAC Dec 2015

In their feedback, attendees described the session as “excellent” and noted that the MLRC training manual given to attendees was “brilliant to review after[wards] and refresh memory”.

All attendees noted that the training will make a difference in their work. They noted as particularly useful the training on:

  • The new evictions procedure
  • Accessing information under the Data Protection Acts
  • Referring complaints regarding housing to the Ombudsman
  • The samples cases used to illustrate points
  • The legal basis for procedures adopted by the authorities
  • How MLRC can help clients

 

 

If you are interested in organising a training session by MLRC, please contact Shauna on 01 4537459 or at shauna@mercylaw.ie. We would be very happy to hear from you and discuss the training that would be most useful for you.

 

 

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