To mark our support for the Housing First Scotland Annual Conference, Scottish Housing News is proud to dedicate today’s entire newsletter to Housing First. Are you a #HousingFirstScot?
The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart on Housing First on how we move to embed Housing First as the default response in Scotland. In Scotland, we are proud of our laws which ensure that everyone has a right to housing. With this strong foundation, we are ideally
In the last of four blogs leading up to the Housing First Conference, Maggie Brünjes, Chief Executive of The Homeless Network, sums up. Listening recently to a senior housing official describe homelessness as ‘normal’ in a modern, western European country reminded me how far we&rsqu
Prof. Sarah Johnsen from Heriot-Watt University describes four key ingredients that make Housing First work. There continues to be increasing quantitative evidence of an over-representation of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) amongst homeless populations, which corroborates the findings of years o
Claire Frew, Policy and Impact Manager at The Homeless Network, reflects on a ground-breaking report by people with lived experience that helped to shape homelessness policy in Scotland. Housing First and Fast was the number one recommendation. In March 2018, working with volunteers, friends and col
Social Bite provided a catalyst and funds that got a cross-city Housing First Pathfinder in Scotland underway. Here they explain why and thank their supporters. At Social Bite we are working collaboratively to ensure everyone in Scotland has a safe place to call home, we believe this is not only a b
Ahead of the launch of Housing First guidance for Scotland’s Social Housing Professionals, Jim Strang, President of the Chartered Institute of Housing, calls for the ambitions of Housing First to be matched by funding and support. Every year, thousands of our fellow citizens are forced to make
Wheatley Group’s Homelessness Lead, Catherine Wilkie, explains how the Housing First partnership is helping the most vulnerable people off the streets. Last year in Scotland, nearly 35,000 people presented themselves as homeless. That is 35,000 too many people paying a devastating human cost f
Martin Gavin, Head of External Relations at The Homeless Network makes the connection between health and homelessness.
The Salvation Army are a key provider of Housing First in Scotland and update on the wrap around support they provide.
Bryan Smith is Operations Manager at Transform Community Development, Dundee, and a member of the consortium delivering Housing First in the city. Here he highlights some of the learning from the past 12 months. This article forms part of a special edition of Scottish Housing News dedicated entirely
Doug Gibson, Programme Manager for Housing First Scotland Pathfinder on the latest figures. Following a period of ‘tuning up’ and getting ready to go, the Programme officially began on April 1st, 2019. There are now 66 people who have moved in to their own tenancy and are receiving flex