We have now launched the Housing First England website, where we share why the stories of those supported by Housing First are at the heart of our project.
The evidence in favour of providing those with complex needs their own tenancy and high quality support is startlingly clear. Housing First works. Up to 90% of people, many of whom have never had their own home before, remain housed.
At Homeless Link we believe that understanding the true impact of Housing First doesn’t just come from the statistics. Hearing from, and about, the individuals who have been supported by Housing First projects provides the most powerful evidence for why this approach is needed.
“I believe that when you build a life it’s like building a building. You start with the foundations; you don’t start with the roof. I was being offered jobs and training courses, but no housing.” - Wayne, Housing First resident.
On the new Housing First England website, you will find the films we have made with Tom and Wayne, who have been supported by Housing First projects. Along with their testimonies, you will find the stories of more people who have moved from unstable and unsafe lives into their own homes.