National Homelessness Advice Service

Fast track application to NHAS membership for eligible AdviceUK members

The National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS) provides FREE second-tier services to voluntary agencies that give housing and homelessness advice.

The NHAS aims to prevent homelessness and improve housing by giving expert advice, training, and support to frontline advisers. It works with local councils, independent advice agencies, and Citizens Advice Bureaux throughout England. Its free membership includes:

Consultancy

A free telephone consultancy service for housing advisers to call with any query relating to homelessness or housing.

Housing Debt casework

Second-tier support and a referral service where required for mortgage debt cases, welfare benefit cases (where the welfare benefit issue impacts on housing affordability), and some rent arrears cases.

Training

Free expert training on a range of housing and homelessness topics.

Information resources

Regular email bulletins and housing and homelessness law and policy updates. Go to its website www.nhas.org.uk for details.

Applying to become a member of NHAS

Eligible members of AdviceUK can apply to become a member of NHAS using a fast-track application process. For more information please contact the Partnership Manager at: Anne_Limbert@shelter.org.uk

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