Housing First Conference 2020

Monday, 16 March 2020
London | 10.00am-4.30pm

This event will consider what underlies effective Housing First provision and what successful scaling up would look like.  Presentations and workshops will offer inspiration for housing and support providers, funders and decision makers. Book your place

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Conference Programme        Book your place

Housing First is an internationally recognised intervention, based on evidence that individuals are more likely to remain housed and make progress in other aspects of their lives if they are given a stable home and intensive, open-ended support. The approach has proven successful and cost-effective in supporting people with experience of repeat homelessness and multiple disadvantage into independent accommodation.

Whilst Housing First already exists across England, it currently operates at a relatively small scale.  This conference will provide examples of good practice in Housing First provision and explore how this can be expanded in adherence with the Housing First principles to have increased impact.  The programme will consider what is needed in terms of funding, policy, culture and ways of working to move from specific local projects to a wider national adoption, as well as widening the Housing First target groups.  

We will hear from leads of Housing First schemes in England and abroad to share learning and discuss how to successfully scale up Housing First provision.

Who should attend:

This conference is targetted at people in all areas and stages of Housing First provision, including service providers, policy makers, landlords, commisioners and frontline staff.  There will be breakout sessions targeted at different audiences, including a Housing First 101 session for those new to Housing First, introducing the principles and key ingredients.

Book your place

Places are £185 for Homeless Link Members and £265 for non-members. 

Book 3 or more places by 17th February for a 10% groupsave discount. Book now.


There will be a small area of exhibition stands at the event. If you would be interested in sharing your work or promoting your services, view more information about having a stand or get in touch through events@homelesslink.org.uk.


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Belvedere Road