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Academy to help homeless long-term launches

Updated: Mar 25, 2021


Turning Point Scotland
The Housing First Academy provides a platform for professionals and volunteers to create connections, build relationships, networks and good practice within the Housing First community in Scotland. PHOTO: Supplied

An online community for those committed to Housing First as the default model for people experiencing complex homelessness challenges was launched in Scotland recently. The new Housing First Academy by Turning Point Scotland, an organization providing social care services to a range of people across Scotland, plays a role providing training and ensuring Housing First services continue to provide good outcomes for homeless people.

Housing First is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed. It has been implemented for the last decade in Scotland growing from a single pilot of the European End Street Homelessness Campaign in Glasgow to a nationally government-backed program.

The Housing First Academy provides a platform for professionals and volunteers t