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Housing First – Angus Council

Last updated: 10th July 2024

Type of service:

Statutory

Need supported:

  • Accommodation / Homelessness
  • Alcohol
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs
  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Military Veterans
  • Older People
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development
  • Sectarian / Hate Crime
  • Short-term Prisoners
  • Women
  • Young People

Aim/Purpose:

Support ensures individuals/families with complex needs can access personalised, open-ended, flexible support to end their experience of repeat homelessness and address their wider needs.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Individuals of all ages and gender who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, have a history of repeat homelessness and/or failed tenancies. They have significant complex and coexisting care, and other support needs i.e substance use; mental health and/or offending. They are not currently engaging with or have a history of non-engagement with homeless support and/or other services. Referrals will not be considered where residential or supported accommodation is required and where, living in the community is not possible or preferable for whatever reason (safety, risk to self or others).

Further Information:

Housing First is for individuals experiencing multiple complex needs beyond housing and the first response for people whose homelessness is compounded by i.e. trauma, abuse, substance use and mental health difficulties. Support remains available if they decide to move to a new area or their tenancy fails, to avoid becoming homeless, reduce risk of harm to self/others and prevent their situation escalating. Their case will remain open even when engagement is low, however they can choose when they no longer wish support.