About the Conference

Housing First is an innovative model designed to address homelessness, originating in the US, but now being developed in Europe. Turning Point Scotland is operating a three year pilot in which individuals at risk of homelessness, aged over 18 and involved in drug misuse, are placed directly into independent tenancies in Glasgow instead of through transitional housing programmes. There is growing interest in the Housing First approach and the way in which it could benefit communities across Scotland, the UK and Europe.

This full one day event, through a range of presentations and workshops will inform delegates why this innovative model could help address a range of issues surrounding homelessness.

This event will:

  • Explain the Housing First model, how and why it was developed
  • Explore the evidence around this model and the different ways in which this model can be used
  • Share experience from within Scotland, the UK and across Europe on the ways in which this model can be adapted

Workshops will offer an opportunity to learn more about the range of ways that Housing First is being developed to work with:

  • Families
  • Rural communities
  • Rough sleepers
  • People with mental health support needs
  • People with chaotic substance misuse, and the role that peer support can play

Who should attend?

  • Policy makers
  • Practitioners
  • Service purchasers/commissioners
  • Community services – police, health, leisure
  • International audience
  • Housing Associations
  • Housing Agencies & Organisations


We have a variety of sponsorship options and opportunities to exhibit and place material in the delegate pack.

For more information please contact Marisa Mahood, Turning Point Scotland, 0141 427 9427 communications@turningpointscotland.com

When & Where
When: Tuesday 11 September 2012
One Full Day Conference
Where: The Thistle Hotel, Glasgow
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