09.30 Introduction and overview, Andrew Arden QC
10.10 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, Justin Bates
11.10 Break out session 1 :
A. Equality Act 2010, Stephanie Lovegrove
B. Mental Capacity, Brooke Lyne
C. Repeat applications, Richard Granby
12.05 Allocations, Christopher Baker
13.35 Suitability of accommodation, Iain Colville
14.15 Eligibility, Toby Vanhegan
15.15 Breakout session 2 :
D. Temporary accommodation, John McCafferty
E. Priority need, Annette Cafferkey
F. Other housing provisions, Riccardo Calzavara
16.00 Out of Area accommodation, Ian Peacock
16.30 Reviews and appeals, Andrew Dymond
17.00 Conference close
Please note the programme is liable to change depending on the availability of the speakers.
Who should attend?
Solicitors, barristers and advisers working in homelessness and housing law will find this day invaluable. It will also appeal to local authority housing officers and those making homelessness decisions as well as those in the voluntary sector assisting homeless applicants. The conference will appeal to delegates of all levels and there will be ample time set aside for Q&As to enable delegates to exchange views and ideas. The venue is easily reached via a number of transport links and is fully wheelchair-accessible. The auditorium has an induction loop fitted. LAG will make every effort to accommodate the accessibility needs of delegates - please contact us to discuss your requirements.