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Participants in our training courses are expected to:
Read the participant information provided in advance of the first session;
Complete the post training evaluation survey;
Attend the session in full;
Participate fully in the Zoom sessions:
This means that cameras must be on at all times (except during scheduled breaks) and participants visible to the facilitators.
We understand that some people are uncomfortable in a Zoom environment – if this is the case we recommend waiting until this training is offered again as a face to face opportunity.
We also recognise that some people may be uncomfortable sharing images of their home in the background; this can be alleviated by using an electronic background. Find out about adding a background on Zoom here; and about adding a background on Teams here.
Open course cancellation policy
Course Cancellation Policy for Individual Learner
We acknowledge that on occasions there may be a need to cancel your enrolment and are unable to attend a course; you may nominate someone else from your organisation to attend in your place. Please notify us of this change so that we can update our records.
If you are unable to attend and would prefer to postpone, we may be able to offer you a place on another course that takes place within 12 months from the original date.
If you cancel your booking the following charges will apply:
Please note that we operate a different cancellation policy for bookings made by organisations for their staff team.
The cancellation policy applies to both online and in-room courses.
Course Cancellation or Changes Initiated by Standing Together
If, due to not having the minimum number of learners required to deliver the course, we will postpone and reschedule the course to a later date within a 12-month period. We will notify learners at least 14 days in advance of the course delivery date.
If, for unforeseen circumstances there may be a need to cancel and this is not rescheduled, the individual booking onto the course will be offered a full refund.
Thanks to generous funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the first WHA project was piloted over 18 months from October 2018 to the end of March 2020.
A multi-agency project delivery team worked together to develop the WHA from concept to delivery and provided domestic abuse initiatives and practices across a range of accommodation settings and tenure types (social, private rented and privately owned).
Some of these initiatives are existing housing options while others are being introduced to England for the first time.
The WHA Guide offers an introduction to the model and why it's needed. It also describes the activities delivered and some early findings from this initial pilot. The guide is available to read below.
The group also produced aWHA toolkitwith a section for each of its twelve components which offers practical guidance and resources for local areas to implement the WHA and deliver consistent practices for domestic abuse.
The Domestic Violence Housing First model in the USA context uses the Housing First concept to offer all survivors safe and stable housing, regardless of level of need, which best translates to what we know in the UK context as Move On Accommodation. Both are designed to offer survivors of domestic abuse longer term tenancies and includes domestic abuse support as part of making the transition to independent living.
In the UK, the Housing First model is used to house homeless survivors with high needs in their own, settled homes and provide wrap around intensive support. In the UK the Housing First approach has worked particularly well for those who have previously been stuck in the ‘revolving door’ of services and/or have experienced repeated or long-term homelessness.
Housing First is included as one of twelve components of the Whole Housing Approach. Move On Accommodation will be included as a new component to the WHA model and expected to be published by March 2021.