Housing First Europe Conference to be held in Scotland

An international conference is being held in Glasgow on 27 April 2023, bringing together housing and homelessness leaders from across Europe who are committed to redressing housing disadvantage through the Housing First approach.

The event is hosted by the Housing First Europe Hub, who work to support a shift to Housing First as the first and central response to homelessness across Europe through advocacy, training, practice, research, support and communication activities.

The Hub was established in 2016 by the Y-Foundation (Finland) and FEANTSA (the European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People) along with more than 15 partners. Since then, the Hub has grown to include more than 37 organisations, cities, government ministries, housing providers and researchers from across Europe and beyond. Scotland associates are the Rock Trust, Turning Point Scotland, Simon Community Scotland and Homeless Network Scotland who have worked in partnership with the Hub to host this year’s event in Scotland.

On Thursday 27 April 2023, the event will open for delegates from across Scotland to join the discussions – and we warmly welcome colleagues from all sectors who are working in and around homelessness in Scotland. Here’s an outline of the programme:



09:30 Welcome from the Housing First Europe Hub

09:45 What’s next for Housing First in Scotland? Speakers from Scottish Government and Homeless Network Scotland

10:30 Roundtable Introductions

10:45 BREAK

11:00 Making the Shift. How are housing providers, support providers and local authorities shifting to a Housing First approach?

World-cafe style, moving between roundtables – sharing insights and approaches.

12:30 LUNCH

13:30 System Change – learning from experience.

14:15 Roundtable Discussions

14:30 Plenary Session

15:30 CLOSE

The free event is taking place at The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP. Places are limited, please book your place here selecting the tick-box ‘April 27th’ and entering your name, organisation and dietary requirements.