Program


09.15 – 10.00 Registration


10.00 – 10.10 Welcome from the chair, Martin Cawley, Chief Executive, Turning Point Scotland


10.10 – 10.40 Keynote: Sam Tsemberis, Founder and CEO of Pathways to Housing, New York

  • Explanation of the Housing First model
  • Background to its creation
  • His views on future development

10.40 – 11.00 Housing First in Glasgow – Ian Irvine, Operations Manager, Turning Point Scotland

  • Scoping exercise
  • Developing our model
  • How it’s working
  • What we’re finding
  • Looking ahead – opportunities for development

11.00 – 11.20 Evidence – Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Professor of Housing and Social Policy, Institute for Housing, Urban and Real Estate Research, School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University

  • Research into responses to homelessness
  • What is it telling us about people with complex needs?
  • Learning from the Glasgow pilot

11.20– 11.30 Questions to panel Sam, Suzanne and Ian


11.40 – 12.40 Workshops – Session 1

  • Housing First & Peer Support – Glasgow, Sharon Berrie & Emma Hamilton
  • Housing First & Families – Vienna, Sofia Matinsson MSSc
  • Housing First & Mental Health – Marseille, Mohamed Khattala
  • Housing First & Rural Areas – Wales, Chris Price
  • Housing First & Rough Sleepers – London, Simon Cribbens – Caroline Lamont – SHP

12.40 – 13.30 Lunch


13.30 – 14.30 Workshops – Session 2

  • Housing First & Peer Support – Glasgow, Sharon Berrie & Emma Hamilton
  • Housing First & Families – Vienna, Sofia Matinsson MSSc
  • Housing First & Mental Health – Marseille, Mohamed Khattala
  • Housing First & Rural Areas – Wales, Chris Price
  • Housing First & Rough Sleepers – London, Simon Cribbens & Caroline Lamont

14.40 – 14.45 Welcome back


14.45 – 15.05 Landlord’s perspective – GHA

  • Concentrate on partnership, how has working with us has helped achieve outcomes
  • Views for development

15.05 – 15.25 Marion Gibbs – Scottish Government

  • Scottish context
  • Government policy – now and looking ahead

15.25 – 15.45 Why Housing First Works – Nicholas Pleace , Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York and UK Representative on the European Observatory on Homelessness,

  • How the model is being developed across Europe
  • Thoughts on opportunities for Scotland/UK

15.45 Conference close


16.00 – 17.00 Networking: Tea & Coffee

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