Housing First Scotland
An online event for local authorities and partners on Thursday 25 November will set out plans for a new ‘check-up’ process that will support the rollout of Housing First in Scotland.
Published 16 November 2021
The Housing First Pathfinder has been highly effective at supporting people with the sharpest experiences of homelessness to stay in their homes, according to the country’s first evaluation of Housing First, published this week by I-SPHERE at Heriot-Watt University.
Published 24 September 2021
Prof Sarah Johnsen and Dr Janice Blenkinsopp provide an overview of the main findings from the first interim report of the independent evaluation of Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder programme.
Published 22 September 2021
Homeless Network Scotland hosted a webinar on Housing First and Harm Reduction this week to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. By bringing together a range of contributors from third sector, Health and Social Care Partnerships, the NHS and the Scottish Government, the webinar offered an opportunity to reflect on the realities of delivering on the principle of harm reduction against the backdrop of increasing drug-related deaths in Scotland.
Published 1 September 2021
Turning Point Scotland has been appointed by Aberdeen City Council as the new provider for the city’s Housing First service.
Published 6 August 2021
Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has created more than 500 tenancies with the addition of 25 added in April, a monitoring report released today has shown.
Published 17 May 2021
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.
Published 7 April 2021
A new national framework for organisations and sectors starting or scaling up Housing First in Scotland has been launched at Scotland’s Housing First conference.
Published 24 March 2021
Having gained cross-party support for Housing First in Scotland, Homeless Network Scotland is looking ahead to an online conference taking place next week which will focus on the roll-out of the policy across most council areas from April.
Published 17 March 2021
With all of Holyrood’s political parties now supporting Housing First ahead of May’s election, Professor Sarah Johnsen, an expert in homelessness policy based with I-SPHERE at Heriot-Watt University, explains why the approach is attractive to politicians looking for an effective, evidence-based response to some of the toughest homelessness experiences.
Published 17 March 2021
Hugh Andrews is living testimony to Wheatley Group’s commitment to tackle homelessness in Scotland.
Published 5 February 2021
The first data on Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder since the start of the year indicates the programme continued to scale up despite Covid restrictions.
Published 22 January 2021
A new, 90-page National Framework for Housing First in Scotland has opened for consultation.
Published 10 November 2020
Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has created more than 300 tenancies with an additional 50 added since April, a monitoring report released today has revealed.
Published 17 September 2020
The Housing First Scotland Pathfinder programme launched officially in April 2019 in Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling after a ramping-up period from August 2018, two years ago this week, when the first tenants moved into properties in Glasgow allocated to the fledgeling Pathfinder. The Salvation Army has been providing Housing First support in the city since then and today continues alongside partner organisations in the Housing First Consortium in Glasgow. Robert Kennedy – Housing First support worker with The Salvation Army, describes his experience over the past two years.
Published 21 August 2020