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PDF file icon The Impact of Housing First and Peer Support.pdf 18/06/2020 40.61 KB Details

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The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a local initiative, Project H3, which used housing first, harm reduction, and peer support models to provide housing for 47 homeless people who were medically vulnerable. Comparisons of interviews with participants who were housed at the day of their move-in, and 6-months and 12-months after their move-in, were conducted.
PDF file icon Framework for Defining Youth Homelessness.pdf 17/12/2020 269.47 KB Details

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FEANSTA-European Framework for defining Youth Homelessness
PDF file icon Article 1 - Reconsidering Gender.pdf 21/10/2020 429.72 KB Details

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PDF file icon Feantsa-Int_2019-14-2_ART1_v02.pdf 21/10/2020 522.65 KB Details

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PDF file icon Analysis of Housing First as a Practical and Policy Relevant Intervention.pdf 15/07/2020 685.89 KB Details

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PDF file icon Housing First Elements Facilitating Resilience.pdf 18/06/2020 429.85 KB Details

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Four years after launching Hábitat Housing First programme, some questions arise from the intervention. As Housing First principles state, dealing with addiction crises at home allows service users to reduce harm in a safe place. The aim of this paper is to identify personal and interpersonal skills, as well as strategies to deal with addiction crises.

Reports

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PDF file icon Freely independent-review-adult-care-scotland.pdf 02/03/2021 4,206.34 KB Details

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Scottish Government review of Adult Social Care in Scotland.
PDF file icon Investment in Affordable and Social Housing Feansta Report.pdf 02/03/2021 3,316.45 KB Details

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Eup. Federation of National Organisations working with the homeless
PDF file icon Health-Wellbeing-and-the-COVID-19-Pandemic-Final-Report (1) (2).pdf 02/03/2021 6,501.53 KB Details

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Scottish Experiences and Priorities for the future.
PDF file icon CSJ-Close-to-Home-2021.pdf 02/03/2021 5,983.63 KB Details

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Delivering a national Housing First Program in England.
PDF file icon Housing First One Year Report 2020.pdf 17/12/2020 959.20 KB Details

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Housing First Check Up-Housing First Scotland
PDF file icon Housing First in The UK and Ireland.pdf 18/06/2020 1,015.04 KB Details

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This publication has been produced by the CIH Policy and Practice teams across the UK. It is intended to provide information about how Housing First is working across the UK and Ireland, to highlight some of the challenges involved in developing Housing First and encourage discussion among housing practitioners.
PDF file icon HARSAG Covid final report.pdf 11/08/2020 1,268.48 KB Details

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Reconvened HARSAG report Homelessness and Covid-19
PDF file icon Homelessness Monitor England 2020 Covid19 Crisis Response Briefing.pdf 17/08/2020 1,186.83 KB Details

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Crisis Covid Response England
PDF file icon The Impact of Homelessness on Women's Health_Research Report 2018 Ireland.pdf 21/10/2020 370.59 KB Details

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PDF file icon After 10 years of Housing First in TPS - The key messages 29/01/2021 409.51 KB Details

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Turning Point Scotland Housing First Key Messages from 10 years
PDF file icon Wisdom-from-Behind-Closed-Doors-by-Mayday-Trust.pdf 17/12/2020 888.52 KB Details

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Mayday Trust-Wisdom from Behind Closed Doors.
PDF file icon National-Framework-For-Housing-First-CONSULTATION-NOV-DEC-2020.pdf 17/12/2020 1,552.79 KB Details

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National Framework for Housing First. Starting up or Scaling up.
PDF file icon Scottish Government-Homelessness in Scotland 2019-20 17/12/2020 599.21 KB Details

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PDF file icon Housing First Wales Accreditation 17/12/2020 598.19 KB Details

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Housing First Wales Accreditation.
PDF file icon CanadianHousingFirstToolkit.pdf 17/12/2020 6,256.41 KB Details

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Canadian Housing First Toolkit
PDF file icon A-WOMANS-PLACE---GENDER-HOUSING-AND-HOMELESSNESS-IN-SCOTLAND.pdf 21/10/2020 258.59 KB Details

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PDF file icon Rapport_Europe_2020_GB.pdf 21/10/2020 12,990.01 KB Details

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PDF file icon Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.pdf 18/06/2020 1,837.05 KB Details

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This 2018 Action Plan sets out how the Scottish Government, local authorities and partners will implement the recommendations of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to drive real and lasting change towards ending homelessness.
PDF file icon What Works in Homelessness Services 2018.pdf 18/06/2020 2,241.94 KB Details

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Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) are grateful to Crisis for commissioning this study, which seeks to identify and review existing evidence on what works to end homelessness. The study is intended to inform Crisis’s forthcoming plan to end homelessness and also to be a resource for those working to end homelessness in the UK.
PDF file icon In Praise of Slow Inclusion.pdf 18/06/2020 230.75 KB Details

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By 1986, an Italian called Carlos Petrini had finally had enough fast food. He was tired of watching lonely Joe walking down the street wolfing a burger that looked exactly the same whether it was Paris and Pisa, January or July. He was bored with millimetre-exact but tasteless tomatoes. He was troubled by the clearance of rainforests to raise beef for appetites on the other side of the world. He was saddened by obesity and ill-health driven by just too much food processing. Carlos invented the Slow Food movement and so began a quiet revolution.
PDF file icon Depaul Housing First Fidelity Report 2018.pdf 18/06/2020 5,375.55 KB Details

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This report is the outcome of a Fidelity Assessment that was carried out on two Depaul Housing First Services (in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry). It assesses how closely both of these services remain compliant to the original model of a Housing First service as originally developed by Dr Sam Tsemberis and colleagues at the Pathways to Housing National Organisation in New York, USA.
PDF file icon Housing First In Canada.pdf 18/06/2020 12,480.92 KB Details

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This document is designed to help create and enhance an understanding of Housing First practice, programs, philosophy and principles in a Canadian context. It is intended to provide practical guidance to service providers across the country on what Housing First is, and how it can be implemented.
PDF file icon Housing First Fidelity Guidance.pdf 18/06/2020 346.19 KB Details

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This document provides information on how services can be designed and delivered with high adherence (known as fidelity) to the Housing First principles. Services with high fidelity are the most effective at supporting people. This briefing explains why that is important and what the principles mean in practice.
PDF file icon Measuring Residents Progress.pdf 18/06/2020 168.13 KB Details

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It is good practice to monitor the progress of Housing First residents, but because the services and the cohort they are aimed at differ from traditional services, it is important to also approach outcome measurement differently. This document aims to share staff’s recommendations on how services can effectively measure the progress made by the individuals they are supporting.
PDF file icon Housing First - An Evaluation.pdf 18/06/2020 7,170.82 KB Details

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East Dunbartonshire Council and Turning Point Scotland have embarked upon delivering the Housing First model for 12 clients as a 5-year project, aided by Big Lottery funding. This report aims to provide an overview of the model to date from the point of view of those involved in it; both clients as well as people involved in support, strategy, allocations and policy, including an insight into the financial aspects.
PDF file icon TPS Housing First Final Report.pdf 18/06/2020 1,049.62 KB Details

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The Housing First pilot was developed by Turning Point Scotland (TPS) in response to high levels of repeat homelessness amongst people with active substance misuse problems in Glasgow. It has involved a three-year pilot running from October 2010 until September 2013, providing housing and support to 22 individuals who were homeless and actively involved in substance misuse (drugs, alcohol, or poly-substance misuse) at the point of recruitment. The pilot was funded by TPS, the Big Lottery Fund, and Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.
PDF file icon Housing First Europe.pdf 18/06/2020 2,927.45 KB Details

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The Housing First Europe Guide is the product of a multi-national team with experience in operating Housing First across several member nations. Our goal was to describe how to implement and operate Housing First throughout Europe. The need for this Guide arose because of the rapid increase in the dissemination of Housing First to address homelessness throughout the EU. Housing First has proven highly effective in addressing homelessness and this Guide seeks to provide the information necessary to implement, staff and operate an effective Housing First program. Today, there are Housing First programs in many European countries and that number is increasing because Housing First is now also a core component of many EU member states’ homelessness policies.
PDF file icon Europe Report.pdf 18/06/2020 555.31 KB Details

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The Peer Review, which took place in Brussels on 16–17 March 2016, discussed the results of Housing First Belgium (HFB), a national scheme to implement and test the Housing First approach. Housing First provides rapid access to permanent housing and intensive, multidimensional support to homeless people with complex needs without requiring them to be “housing ready” or to show sobriety, compliance with medication etc. The only requirements are to follow the normal residential tenancy laws and — in most cases — to accept regular home visits by service providers.
PDF file icon Housing First Toolkit Canada.pdf 18/06/2020 6,256.41 KB Details

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This toolkit is based on the experience of the Canadian At Home/Chez Soi project that used the Pathways to Housing model of Housing First for homeless people with mental illness. While the toolkit has a mental health focus because it is based on the At Home/Chez Soi experience, it is applicable to and can be adapted to other segments of the homeless population (e.g., youth, families), many of which also experience mental health challenges.
PDF file icon Evaluation of Nine Services in England.pdf 18/06/2020 944.20 KB Details

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Research by Joanne Bretherton and Nicholas Pleace at the University of York has highlighted the potential effectiveness of the Housing First approach in reducing homelessness in England. This observational study of Housing First services showed high levels of success in reducing long-term and repeated homelessness, which is associated with very high support needs. The successes of these English Housing First services reflect the results of positive evaluations of Housing First in North America and Europe.

Specific Housing First Provision

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PDF file icon Housing First for Women experiencing Violence and Abuse 17/12/2020 181.91 KB Details

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Housing First for women experiencing violence and abuse
PDF file icon Housing First for Youth:Europe 21/10/2020 7,633.88 KB Details

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PDF file icon Housing First for Women 21/10/2020 181.91 KB Details

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PDF file icon HF4Y-Evaluation-Report-July-2020-Final.pdf 17/08/2020 6,421.92 KB Details

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Rock Trust HF 4 Youth Evaluation
PDF file icon Housing First for Youth.pdf 18/06/2020 2,855.41 KB Details

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Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) is a rights-based intervention for young people (aged 13-24) who experience homelessness, or who are at risk. It is designed to address the needs of developing adolescents and young adults by providing them with immediate access to housing that is safe, affordable and appropriate, and the necessary and age-appropriate supports that focus on health, well-being, life skills, engagement in education and employment, and social inclusion.
PDF file icon St Mungos Womens Strategy 2019.pdf 18/06/2020 941.56 KB Details

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St Mungo’s has long known that homelessness is different for women, and that expecting women to thrive in traditional, male-dominated homelessness services is not good enough. Our Women’s Strategy is designed to address the ways in which women experience homelessness differently from men, equipping us to achieve equally positive outcomes with our female clients.

Wider Aspects of Housing First

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PDF file icon HF Systems Fidelity Blog.pdf 15/07/2020 453.17 KB Details

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Should wider systems consider how their processes support Housing First.
PDF file icon Understanding PIE - A Current Context.pdf 18/06/2020 976.29 KB Details

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This document summarises the conversations that Golden Key had with people who know about and / or who might be affected by Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs). Together with current research and the ideas summarised, this information was used to develop the goals for the PIE approach.
PDF file icon Asset Based Community Development - How to Get Started.pdf 18/06/2020 5,934.83 KB Details

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If you love your community in principle, but wonder, “what can I do to get going?” in practice, then this handbook is for you. And if you are an experienced community builder eager to invite more people to contribute to the well-being of their community, you’ll find plenty here to energise you. This short practical guide offers many fun and useful tips on how you and your neighbours can build community together, in a way that starts with a focus on what’s strong, not what’s wrong.

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