Housing First

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Taking place in person once again after two years online, the annual Housing First Conference on March 31 will hear that Housing First is ‘Here to Stay’ in Scotland, which is also the title of the one-day event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) – now open for book

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Housing First has delivered almost 250 Glasgow tenancies for people experiencing homelessness within the city. Former bar worker, Fraser, is starting a new life in a secure settled tenancy after experiencing homelessness on and off since his teens. Four weeks ago, the 44-year-old got the keys to a f

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A new Housing First Pilot Project has been launched in Dumfries. The Housing First concept offers permanent accommodation to the most vulnerable and complexly disadvantaged people as quickly as possible and provides ongoing support to help them recover from any needs they may have, such as mental he

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Fears have been voiced for the future of Housing First's project seeking to tackle homelessness and addiction in Dundee after most of the staff were handed redundancy notices. The project, which has been run for three years as a "pathfinder" pilot, has been run by a group of third-sector firms and i

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Doug Gibson has been involved in the adoption and scaling up of Housing First through his role as programme manager for the Housing First Pathfinder. As the approach extends across most council areas in Scotland from this week, he considers how it could help end large scale homelessness for good. Wh

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Social care developer and provider Turning Point Scotland is celebrating a decade of Housing First success. Housing First is recognised by the Scottish Government as the default model for individuals experiencing homelessness with multiple and enduring support needs.

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Aberdeen Cyrenians is welcoming the commitment from all Holyrood political parties to support the Housing First approach in their manifestos. As the lead organisation of the local Pathfinder project, the most successful in Scotland with no evictions and 93% sustainment of housing, Housing First play

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A group of 12 organisations in England representing social landlords, local authorities and the wider homelessness sector are calling on the UK Government and social housing providers to help make Housing First available to those who need it.

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An extra 100 homes are to be provided by Wheatley Group to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland. The housing, care and property management group has pledged the additional properties to Housing First as part of a package of measures to help vulnerable people during the coronavirus cris

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Doug Gibson from the Homeless Network reports from the third Housing First Connect event which was held in Dundee earlier this month. The third of our Housing First Connect events for Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinders and Leaders was on September 19 and was thought by many to be the best ye

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