Introducing Housing First
Housing First supports homeless people with high needs and histories of entrenched repeat homelessness, enabling them to live in their own homes. This evidence-based approach has been widely adopted across the US and is central to the national homelessness strategies in Canada, Denmark, Finland and France. Other countries including Italy, Sweden and Spain are also looking at the model. In the UK its popularity has grown and there are successful pilot schemes taking place in Newcastle, London, the Midlands, Greater Manchester, on the South Coast and in Wales and Scotland. We’re delighted to be involved.
We’re currently providing Housing First services in Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Test Valley.
‘The overall philosophy of Housing First is to provide a stable, independent home and intensive personalised support and case management to homeless people with multiple and complex needs. Housing is seen as a human right. There are no conditions around ‘housing readiness’ before providing someone with a home; rather, secure housing is viewed as a stable platform from which other issues can be addressed. The model is different model because it provides housing ‘first’, as a matter of right, rather than ‘last’ or as a reward’. (Homeless Link 2018)
Would you like to know more?
Please click the links below to learn more about Housing First.
What is Housing First?
Housing First principles
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