Training, events & support

Training, events & support

Training

We have developed essential training on Housing First. There are currently two courses:

- Housing First for frontline staff learning programme focusing on how frontline staff can deliver effective support in line with the Principles. Find out more or book here.

- Housing First for managers learning programme providing the knowledge, skills and tools to implement effective services and manage staff, with a strategic focus. Find out more or book here.

For information on general upskilling training for Housing First workers, please contact training@homelesslink.org.uk.

Training feedback

"The Principles of Housing First were delivered in a clear and understandable way to enable an insight of how this can be achieved in our own area."

Training delegate

Practice forums

We coordinate practice forums for frontline Housing First workers across the country. These enable teams to come together to network, explore practice issues and discuss challenges. The learning from the forums feeds into our resource development and policy influencing work. Recent forums include:

  • The Principles | 31st March 10am
  • Manager's Forum | 14th April 10am
  • Partnership Working | 28th April 10am
  • Commissioner's Forum | 5th May 10am
  • Supporting Young People | 12th May 10am
  • Social Landlords | 19th May 10am-12pm | Book your place 

Please contact alex.smith@homelesslink.org.uk to find out more.

Training feedback 1

"I feel much more knowledgable and confident in the subject and ready to promote it."

Training delegate

Events

We run various Housing First events, including webinars, to share the latest best practice, trends and policy information and offer networking opportunities. These are aimed commissioners, frontline homelessness staff and mangers, landlords and staff from related sector organisations such as mental health and criminal justice - all those with an interest or involvement in Housing First.

Our events are advertised on the Homeless Link website so please take a look to find one that is relevant to you.

You can also sign up to our newsletter to find out about upcoming events.

Training feedback 2

"Excellent! Facilitator very knowledgable with excellent interactive discussions and activites."

Training delegate

Support

Housing First England staff provide advice and support to local authorities, service providers and others involved in developing and delivering Housing First.

If you cannot find the information you need on our website, please contact alex.smith@homelesslink.org.uk.

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