Lindsay was referred to Housing First by her probation worker. She was temporarily housed with a high priority for rehousing. Lindsay is very vulnerable and has high/complex needs.
The real impact of Housing First can be discovered in the stories of the people benefitting from these services. It is important that professionals from across the homelessness and related sectors hear - in residents' own words - how the approach has made a difference to their lives, and successfully supported them to move away from homelessness. This selection of residents' stories and videos will be added to over time.
John is a 50-year-old male Camden Housing First Client. He has a long history of alcohol dependency, heroin and crack use and anti-social behaviour.
Paul was referred to York MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter), as he had been rough sleeping for over ten years.
Sarah was one of the first referrals to the Haringey Housing First pilot; when it commenced in July 2015.