Housing First Consortium Glasgow
The Consortium is a Housing First service within Glasgow. Housing First has been recognised by the Scottish Government as an effective way to deal with those who have been long term homeless with multiple and complex needs. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in the consortium and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council HSCP (health and social care partnership), Simon Community Scotland, Loretto (Wheatley Group) and The Salvation Army.
The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.
Housing First is designed for individuals over 18 years of age who are statutory homeless with multiple and complex needs; however they still want to have a tenancy of their own. The individual will be striving to gain independent living, but requires housing support. Support staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills and employability. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.
The service is person centred with the individual choosing their own priorities in their recovery and flexibility in support.
The service is currently based in the Adelphi Centre and support is available on a 24/7 basis, with the office being staffed from 9am to 8pm. After hours service users are able to receive support from Simon Community Scotland’s help line call centre.
Main duties and responsibilities
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