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Crisis is a national charity for the homeless that works to provide vital support so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. As an organisation, they have over 50 years’ experience working with the homeless and campaigning for permanent change.

Civitas supports the ‘Renting Ready’ Civitas’ partnership with Crisis which is now into its third year, with Civitas funding continuing to pay for one Housing Trainer for Crisis’ ‘Renting Ready’ training course.

People on low income and with previous experience of homelessness face significant barriers when trying to access accommodation. This course helps vulnerable people to build the skills and the knowledge they need to be able to live independently and to manage and maintain their tenancies successfully.

Supporting them to approach landlords where needed, understand their own rights and responsibilities and how to get the most out of their future move. The course is delivered across the 11 Crisis Skylight centres around the UK.

"It made me realise that I could afford private rental accommodation." - Renting Ready Learner, Porchlight

The Renting Ready course was very informative and helpful. It reinforced what I assumed and now I know what is right and what is wrong.

Renting Ready Learner, HMP Bullingdon

Results and Impact

As of June 2019, the following results and outcomes have been achieved

  • 100% of learners reported that they found Renting Ready useful

  • 100% of learners reported increased confidence in managing a tenancy because of Renting Ready

  • 100% of learners improved their tenancy related knowledge as a result of Renting Ready