Housing Training


LEAP (Overcrowded Housing Service) and Lambeth Council (Lambeth Resident Service)

What is the LEAP Housing Training?

LEAP's Housing Training (CPD accredited) aims to provide practitioners with up-to-date information on housing issues in Lambeth.

By attending the training, we hope that practitioners will gain:

  • A better understanding of the application process for social housing in Lambeth.
  • A stronger understanding of the process for supporting families with no recourse to public funds.
  • Increased awareness of contacts and resources to seek more information around housing and homelessness.
  • Increased awareness of LEAP's Overcrowded Housing service and how to support families in overcrowded housing.

The 90-minute training covers the following topics:

  • No recourse to public funds.
  • Immigration issues.
  • Temporary accommodation.
  • Banding.
  • Out of borough.
  • Overcrowding.
  • Health and safety (e.g. damp/maintenance).
  • Social services and housing.
  • Pregnancy and housing.

Who is the training for?

This free training is aimed at practitioners who support pregnant mothers and families with young children.

Focus of the training

This training will enable practitioners to give consistent messages and advice to local families regarding housing issues.

Problem being addressed

Living in overcrowded housing can affect the mental well-being and physical health of children and adults. By limiting the space to learn to walk, play and learn, living in overcrowding housing affects children’s development. 

Practically, overcrowded housing impacts on privacy, increases damp and mould and reduces storage space. Families find it difficult to sit down and have dinner together, or to find space to relax or do homework, for example. 

All of this can impact on the emotional wellbeing of both children and parents.

What is the offer to practitioners?

Free housing training (CPD accredited).

Wider LEAP services linked to this area

How do I take part?

This training is offered on arrangement only, if you would like us to deliver this training to your team please contact LEAP Early Childhood Workforce Officer Angharad Lewis on alewis@ncb.org.uk or at 07377 665460.

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