The Glasgow campaign is being led by the Glasgow Homelessness Network.
There has already been significant work to develop Housing First in Glasgow, with the UK’s first project launched in the city by Turning Point Scotland in 2010 and the strategic commitment to upscaling the approach confirmed by the city’s Health and Social Care Partnership. Glasgow Homelessness Network, in partnership with Turning Point Scotland, hosted Scotland’s first Housing First Seminar in May 2017 which brought together almost 250 people from NGOs, local and national government representatives and people with lived experience of homelessness who wish to develop the concept further.
The current focus is working with partners to develop and test a Housing First Transition Fund to support systems change and test and evaluate the delivery of Housing First in the Private Rented Sector.
We are helping Glasgow to build on these activities and increase their impact through their involvement in the campaign and the sharing of knowledge between cities.