MLRC delivers training on housing and related social welfare law to staff of HSE

As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law to organisations and individuals working in the field of homelessness. In May, MLRC held a training session in housing law & related social welfare law for social workers staff of the HSE.

Our training session gave practical advice and information, which will help attendees deal even more effectively with clients’ housing issues, both directly themselves and in referring to MLRC as is useful for them.

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

In their feedback, attendees described the session as:

Excellent training and very helpful, informative and useful to practice“;

Excellent delivery in a relaxed atmosphere

It was very enjoyable, especially the case studies“;

Very appropriate, very useful/upskilling“.

Attendees also noted that they found the handouts were excellent with very informative and relevant content

Attendess noted that the training session will make a large difference in their work, particularly the training on among others, the use of FOI requests; clarity on the Housing Assistance Payment; clarification of rules/legislation around social housing and how this should operate; and useful strategies and practical steps to follow to support/advocate for clients with housing issues.

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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Launch of MLRC’s 2015 Annual Report, by Mr John Curran TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness, Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 2pm

Mercy Law Resource Centre cordially invites you to the

Launch of the Mercy Law Resource Centre 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report will be launched by

Mr John Curran TD, Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness. 

Venue: Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 2pm

Tea and coffee and refreshments on arrival

Please RSVP by Monday 27 June 2016

By email to Shauna Curran:  shauna@mercylaw.ie or 01 4537459

 

About the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness

The Committee on Housing and Homelessness was established by Order of the Dáil on 14 April 2016 to review the implications of the problems of housing and homelessness, and make recommendations on these problems. MLRC presented to the Committee on 10 May 2016, advocating for the right to housing to be protected in the Constitution.  The Committee published its report, based on the extensive submissions made to it by individuals and organisations in the field of housing and homelessness, on 17 June 2016.

 

The Wisdom Centre is located within the grounds of Sophia Housing, 25 Cork Street. Sophia Housing is on the corner of Cork Street and Ormond Street.  The reception is located at the Cork Street entrance.  There is limited on-street parking in the vicinity. There is also public transport from the City Centre to Cork Street by Dublin Bus numbers 77A, 77N, 27, 56A and 151.

 

 

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