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María J. Aldanas
Project Officer, FEANTSA
An online Guide for service
providers and policy makers
Housing First Guide Europe
• First step in a future strategy within
FEANTSA in relation to Housing First
• Funded by the S...
Who produced the Guide?
• FEANTSA, the European Federation of National
Organisations working with the Homeless
coordinated...
FEANTSA
• Feantsa: European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless
• 130 Members from 26 EU Member...
Advisory Board
Name Position
Sam Tsemberis
Founder and Director of Pathways to Housing. USA
Pascale Estecahandy Doctor and...
What’s the Guide?
• The Guide is a resource about Housing First in Europe.
• The Guide is the first European resource of i...
Who’s the Guide for?
• The Guide is for people who want to know more
about what Housing First means and how it
works in Eu...
Housing First Guide Europe: Homepage
1. What is Housing First?
2. Core principles of Housing First
3. Delivering support in Housing First
4. Delivering housing...
1. Housing is a human right
2. Choice and control for service users
3. Separation of housing and treatment
4. Recovery ori...
READ // WATCH // TEST
How to Use the Guide
Key questions and activities
Other resources
Social Networking
Newsletter and feedback
Sustainability
• Idea of an Institute to support future actions using the guide
as a basis for building a European learnin...
“Housing First in Europe: latest evidence for
policy and practice” Launch Event
• Save the Date: 9th June 2016
• 1 day con...
María J. Aldanas.
Project Officer FEANTSA
info@housingfirstguide.eu
Thanks for your interest
Any questions?
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Housing First Guide Europe

  1. 1. María J. Aldanas Project Officer, FEANTSA An online Guide for service providers and policy makers
  2. 2. Housing First Guide Europe • First step in a future strategy within FEANTSA in relation to Housing First • Funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation • 2 year project: September 2014-August 2016 • Aimed at service providers and policy makers • Dedicated website: – 6 units – Self-guided activities – Additional resources page – Languages: EN & FR • Launch event: 9th June 2016
  3. 3. Who produced the Guide? • FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless coordinated the production of the Guide • Funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation • An Advisory Board of experts from different disciplines and countries supported the creation of written and audio-visual materials. • The Guide was discussed by additional experts in a range of focus groups involving practitioners and service users.
  4. 4. FEANTSA • Feantsa: European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless • 130 Members from 26 EU Member States • UK: – Homeless Link, Crisis UK, Caer Las, Community Campus 87 LTD, Council for the Homeless, Northern Ireland, Cymorth Cymru, Glasgow Homelessness Network, Glasgow Simon Community, Homeless Action Scotland, Housing Justice, Shelter Cymru, Sitra, St Mungo’s Broadway, The Big Issue, The Connection at St Martin’s, The Wallich, Turning Point Scotland, Ty Gwalia, Veterans’ Aid • Core-funded by the European Commission • Activities: – Lobbying – Research: European Observatory on Homelessness – Exchange of experiences and practice – Raising Awareness on Homelessness
  5. 5. Advisory Board Name Position Sam Tsemberis Founder and Director of Pathways to Housing. USA Pascale Estecahandy Doctor and Coordinator of the programme « Un Chez Soi d’abord» France Juha Kaakinen Director of Y Foundation, Finland Eoin O’Sullivan Professor, Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Vic Rainer Director of Sitra, UK Birthe Povlsen National Board of Social Services, Ministry of Social Affairs, Denmark Roberto Bernad Programme Director in RAIS Foundation, Madrid, Spain Marco Iazzolino Senior policy officer in fioPSD, Housing First Italia, Italy Judith Wolf Professor of Social Care at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands Teresa Duarte Associação Para o Estudo e Integração Psicossocial (AIEPS), Portugal
  6. 6. What’s the Guide? • The Guide is a resource about Housing First in Europe. • The Guide is the first European resource of its kind. As Housing First has taken off in Europe, a growing demand has emerged for knowledge and expertise. • Until now, much of the available material has come from North America. • There was a need for practical guidance bringing together existing knowledge and experience on doing Housing First in European contexts.
  7. 7. Who’s the Guide for? • The Guide is for people who want to know more about what Housing First means and how it works in Europe. • It aims to support practitioners and policy makers who are implementing, or interested in developing, Housing First. • Users of the Guide will include managers and frontline staff of homeless services
  8. 8. Housing First Guide Europe: Homepage
  9. 9. 1. What is Housing First? 2. Core principles of Housing First 3. Delivering support in Housing First 4. Delivering housing in Housing First 5. Measuring outcomes in Housing First 6. Housing First and Wider Strategy Housing First Guide: 6 Units
  10. 10. 1. Housing is a human right 2. Choice and control for service users 3. Separation of housing and treatment 4. Recovery orientation 5. Harm reduction 6. Active engagement without coercion 7. Person-centred planning 8. Flexible support for as long as is required Core Principles of Housing First
  11. 11. READ // WATCH // TEST How to Use the Guide
  12. 12. Key questions and activities
  13. 13. Other resources
  14. 14. Social Networking
  15. 15. Newsletter and feedback
  16. 16. Sustainability • Idea of an Institute to support future actions using the guide as a basis for building a European learning community on Housing First in Europe • Last proposal on the table is the Housing First Hub Europe expanding beyond training and coaching • 3 strands: Practice, Research and Policy • Funding: Y-Foundation, SNF mainly but with collaboration of the members of the Advisory Board • Activities – Starting with the transformation of the guide into a practical training course, the development and launch of a master class on advocacy around Housing First and the development of Housing First Faculty. – Multiannual work programme
  17. 17. “Housing First in Europe: latest evidence for policy and practice” Launch Event • Save the Date: 9th June 2016 • 1 day conference before Feantsa Annual Conference • Venue: Palais d’Egmont, Brussels • Co-organised with SPP Integration Social (Belgian Social Affaires Ministry) – 300 attendants to the Annual Conference. – Teams from Housing First Belgium • Focus – Launch of the Housing First Guide Europe – Housing First Belgium Programme 2 year outcomes
  18. 18. María J. Aldanas. Project Officer FEANTSA info@housingfirstguide.eu Thanks for your interest Any questions?

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