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Next Steps for Housing First

Since the Housing First programme began in April 2019, over 300 tenancies have been set up for people with multiple and complex needs, with an 87% sustainment rate. 

With the Scottish Government now intending to rapidly scale up the programme - as referenced in the updated Ending Homelessness Together action plan - Holyrood’s 5th annual homelessness event will focus on how this will happen in practice over the next year, with keynote contributions from the Scottish Government and Homeless Network Scotland. 

Key Issues We'll Examine

  • How Housing First is being incorporated in rapid rehousing transition plans
  • How we can continue to develop effective partnerships, including within the health and justice systems
  • How gendered-analysis can be used to inform the delivery of the programme
  • The potential role of the private rented sector

Agenda and Confirmed Speakers

Implementation, Progress and the New National Development Framework  

  • Marion Gibbs, Team Leader - Homelessness, Scottish Government  
  • Senior speaker from Homeless Network Scotland     

Lessons from the Hard Edges Report  

  • Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Director, Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) & Co-Author, Hard Edges Report   


Scaling Up Housing First - Practicalities Part I

Reviewing and Updating Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans

  • Grant Campbell, Director, Crisis Scotland
  • Councillor Bob Brawn, Convener, Housing and Communities Committee, Perth & Kinross Council   

The Role of the Private Rented Sector 

  • Senior representative, PRS 


Scaling Up Housing First - Practicalities Part II

Understanding Gendered Analysis

  • Senior representative, academy 

Developing Effective Partnerships   

  • Liz Littler, Service Manager, Turning Point Scotland  
  • Senior representatives from health  and justice


Closing keynote - with Q&A

  • Dr Lígia Teixeira, Chief Executive, Centre for Homelessness Impact  

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24 Nov 2020
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