Introduction to Housing First Course

Connecting People, Developing Best Practice

Housing First has been described as the single most important innovation in homelessness service design in the last 30 years.*(1)

*(1) Nicholas Pleace, University of York 2016

This half day interactive workshop is for individuals and organisations such as homelessness Practitioners, Housing Officers, Social Workers etc, who are keen to hear the evidence for this and learn more about the basics of Housing First.

You will learn about the principles and the ethos of Housing First by participating in a series of enjoyable, and thought provoking exercises and discussion, as well as hearing from someone who is supported by Housing First and Sam Tsemberis the founder of Housing First at Pathways to Housing, New York. 

You will discuss Housing First’s place in ending multiple complex needs homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland and have the opportunity to learn from Turning Point Scotland’s experience and learning over the last 10 years when Housing First came to Scotland.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half day session you will:

  • Identify the people who most benefit from being supported in a Housing First service, exploring how and why they benefit
  • Explore the evidence and context for Housing First in Scotland
  • Recall the 7 Housing First principles and how the services are delivered

Delivered by Turning Point Scotland’s Housing First Trainers.
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