TDS Charitable Foundation funds new help for private renters to avoid homelessness

TDS Charitable Foundation has funded Law for Life to develop a national integrated education and information project to help private renters avoid homelessness. This project will extend our existing work to support private renters, including guides and training on Dealing with disrepair and Section 21 evictions.

What we will do

We will create short, practical guides for tenants in the private rented sector showing them what to do if they are threatened with homelessness, are made homeless, or do not get an appropriate response to their homelessness application. These guides will be available on Advicenow.

We will also deliver 4 regional workshops in partnership with the national Litigant in Person Support Strategy to ensure maximum reach. This training will be targeted at trusted intermediaries working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including those working or volunteering in housing and homelessness, migrant support, health support, and community projects.

The project will start in October 2018 and be completed by June 2019.

 “The new resources and training will boost the knowledge, skills and confidence of tenants to approach and deal with their local authority if they are threatened with homelessness.” Dada Felja, Head of Education and Training

Law for life is a charity dedicated to ensuring that people have the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to deal with the problems that affect their lives. We provide multimedia information and education that explains how to manage legal situations in a straight-forward way. We run the award-winning Advicenow website providing a hand-picked and checked information service that draws together the best up-to-date information about the law and rights available on the internet. And we support other organisations around the world to help their users make sense of the law through our research, consultancy and training.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact us.

Published: 16 October 2018

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