Stephensons trains CRISIS staff

Head of Housing Law at Stephensons, Joanne Ellis, has been asked to provide training for CRISIS, the charity for single homeless.

Joanne will be training the Merseyside branch of CRISIS at the charity’s Liverpool office. She will be focusing on the legalities of homelessness and the legal procedures involved in housing and making people homeless.

Joanne has significant experience in dealing with issues relating to housing and homelessness. She has provided training for local authorities to assist in their homeless decisions and a number of other charities and organisations, particularly on bedroom tax issues.

The housing law department at Stephensons deals with cases throughout the country and is recognised by the Legal Aid Agency as a housing law provider. Joanne’s team is recognised in chambers 2014, which described the team as “(…) really effective in acting for tenants. They will fight tooth and nail for their clients."

CRISIS has taken a two-pronged approach to fighting homelessness, which involves campaigning for change in the UK and offering a range of services that can be life altering for those who are affected by housing issues.

Joanne Ellis said: “The issue of single homelessness is one that affects thousands of people each year, and charities such as CRISIS do an incredible job of trying to solve the issues people face in the UK. I am very pleased to be able to contribute towards such an important cause.”

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