Housing First for managers learning programme - Autumn 2021

Monday, 13 September 2021
Online | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Homeless Link have designed a 6-module learning programme specifically for managers wanting to deliver or that are currently delivering Housing First. The learning programme will progress from an introduction to the Key Principles of Housing First, to delving deeper into the philosophy of Housing First, with the aim of providing a solid understanding of Housing First in order to implement effective services and manage Housing First staff successfully.


Who is this course for?

Service management, strategic managers and any other relevant strategic stakeholders who are involved in, or will be, delivering Housing First.

What will you learn?

Modules 1 - 3

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

These modules 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.

These modules 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 the Housing First Key Principles

  • Provide you with information on the ‘key ingredients’ for implementing Housing First in England

  • Ensure you know where to go for more information

These modules will provide both information and a chance for you to explore your perceptions of some of the concepts and philosophy underpinning the approach.

Modules 4 - 6

These modules will provide you with a solid understanding of Housing First, bringing a strategic focus to our the introductory modules, providing an opportunity to delve deeper into the principles and philosophy of Housing First with the aim of implementing effective services and managing Housing First staff successfully. 

These modules will:

  • Explore and help you to understand how to effectively lead Housing First teams

  • Explore the effective foundations needed to embed Housing First

  • Discuss the challenges in implementing the principles strategically, including ethical dilemmas that may arise

  • Discuss how to use a multi-agency approach to Housing First

  • Help you to identify and respond to challenges using a systems-based approach

  • Enable you to identify and measure effective outcomes and success.


This course consists of 6 live interactive training modules, which will take place over 6 consecutive weekly installments. When you sign up, you will be signing up for all 6 modules.

We ask for a commitment from delegates to attend all 6 sessions. Sessions are not recorded, and slides will not be available until all 6 sessions have taken place.

Module 1: Monday, 13 September 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Module 2: Monday, 20 September 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Module 3: Monday, 27 September 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Module 4: Monday, 4 October 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Module 5: Monday, 11 October 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Module 6: Monday, 18 October 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Cost and bookings

Members - £175 per person - all six modules are included in this price - if you are a Homeless Link member, you will need to login/create a login using your organisation e-mail address in order to access the member rate

Non-members - £235 per person - all six modules are included in this price

Book and pay online

Book online here

Bookings to be invoiced

For bookings of 3 or more places, an invoice can be raised - please email Lana.Newby@homelesslink.org.uk to make bookings to be invoiced. Please provide names and email addresses of the delegates wishing to be booked for the training. We are unable to take requests for invoicing for fewer than 3 people for our online training.

Cancellation policy

Please find our cancellation policy for public online delivered training here

Bookings for larger groups

This course is also available to be booked for staff teams of up to 20 people, to be delivered online "in-house" in live interactive sessions on dates to suit your organisation.

Please contact James.Cuming@homelesslink.org.uk or telephone James on 07375 042 815​ for more information.