The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has recently launched a project to identify what it will take to roll out Housing First for those who need it. This is part of a programme of research exploring the role Housing First can play in meeting and sustaining the government’s target to end rough sleeping.
Housing First is a housing and support approach which:
This new project is asking what changes are needed to increase and sustain Housing First provision for the 16,500 people who need it in England. To answer this question, the CSJ want to engage with national and local agencies responsible for Housing First and other homelessness services.
The study will explore the changes in commissioning practice, funding and culture that will be needed to make Housing First work. It will also consider the impact of barriers caused by housing and welfare systems and how these can be addressed.
They are asking for evidence on:
If you would like to make a submission, please email Sarah Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 September 2020. Please indicate whether agencies named in your evidence give permission to be named in the project report or whether evidence should be reported anonymously if used. A pro forma is available on the CSJ website.