Applications for 2019

Applications for cohort 5 are now closed. Details for applying for cohort 6 will be on this website as soon as dates are confirmed. If you would like us to send you information about the next course please email providing your name, job title, organisation and contact details.

  • The course lasts for one year (January-December).
  • We can take between 12 and 18 participants.
  • All participants must be in a management position having at least 3 years’ management experience including people and finance management.
  • All participants must have the support of their organisations to attend the course which will demand attendance at course modules conducted over 2 semesters (Jan-May and Sep-Dec). Each semester will consist of two modules, one held on half a day a week for 7 weeks and one held on three blocks of 2 days. In addition, there is attendance at the short residential in January and a fair amount of personal study time. Successful students must complete written assignments for each module.
  • LHF will pay for half of the core course fee leading to the PG Certificate and the sponsoring organisation pays the other half. The contribution from agencies will be between £1200 and £1600 depending on the numbers enrolled.
  • In addition LHF pays for an introductory residential break in January at Cumberland Lodge.
  • For the past four years LHF has also funded foreign study trips that many students have taken up. This is not a requirement of the course, but an opportunity for students to explore what is happening in homelessness elsewhere in Europe which we hope will enhance their development.

LHF is especially pleased to be able to sponsor this course, now entering its 5th year. There have been some fantastic results and experiences:

  • In the four years since its inception, 57 managers in homelessness services have gone through or are currently half-way through the course.
  • In Cohorts 1 to 3 of the PG Certificate, 32% of students achieved distinctions, 60% merits and 8% high passes. Cohort 4, now half way through the course, appears to be doing equally well.
  • The LHF funded study trips have given course participants amazing insight into what is happening in homelessness in other countries and given them inspiration to improve services for and with homeless people here in the UK.
  • All students have told us that the benefit of undertaking study with a group of people all working in the same field and towards the same ends cannot be understated. There is so much learning to be had from each other.
  • The course represents particularly good value for money, not just for sponsoring organisations, but for capacity building and potential partnership working towards our common ends.

Read some of the things that former participants on the course have had to say >>HERE<<

Organisations that have put forward participants include a range of small, medium and large organisations. In cohort 3 we extended this to local and central government and this has continued through to cohort 4:

  • Look Ahead Housing & Care
  • Thames Reach
  • St Mungo’s
  • Evolve Housing & Support
  • Stonewall Housing
  • Albert Kennedy Trust
  • 999 Club
  • Westminster City Council
  • Camden Council
  • Kensington & Chelsea Council
  • Tower Hamlets Council
  • Southwark Council
  • Redbridge Council
  • Homes for Haringay
  • Safer London
  • DCLG (now Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • Depaul UK
  • Crisis
  • Finsbury Park Homeless Families
  • Homeless Link
  • PACT
  • New Horizon Youth Centre
  • Westward Housing Group
  • London & Quadrant Housing Group
  • Providence Row Charity
  • SHP
  • Connection at St Martins
  • Riverside Care & Support