Introduction to Housing First

Exploring the background and evidence base of Housing First. We will explain the key principles and why they are important; and the 'key ingredients' for implementing Housing First in England.

This course will give you the practical skills needed to help clients improve self awareness, build motivation and self-esteem, break free from unhelpful behavioural patterns, and take responsibility for their actions and choices.

A mixture of training methods is used on this course. You will explore typical problems faced by professionals that work with vulnerable people, such as the tendency to attribute “blame” on to others and resistance to pro-activity. The blend of approaches is designed to ensure that you will gain insights that are of immediate, practical use in your everyday working life.

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Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in finding out more about the approach including staff from the voluntary sector, local authorities, housing providers, health and social care providers and other related sectors. 

What will you learn?

This course will:

  • Provide you with an understanding of the background and evidence base of Housing First
  • Ensure you fully understand the principles of Housing First and why they’re important
  • Enable you to understand who Housing First is for and why
  • Provide you with information on the ‘key ingredients’ for implementing Housing First in England
  • Ensure you know where to go for more information

The course will provide both information and a chance for delegates to explore their perceptions of some of the concepts and philosophy underpinning the approach.


One-day course

Costs (In-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up-to 16
Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non members: £1,150

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Twitter: @TrainingHL