Housing First Check Up

‘Check Up’ underpins Housing First in Scotland. The Scottish Government and Homeless Network Scotland have developed a package of support with tools to help all councils, commissioners and providers of housing and support to scale up Housing First. It sits alongside a new National Framework to guide this, a method to assure Housing First is delivered according to the principles, a tool to monitor progress plus a new infrastructure built around a package of bespoke training and support for local partners to swap notes and share experiences.

Local check ups will be based on:

• Self-reflections
• Insights from local partners
• Participatory audits with Housing First tenants.
• Review of local evidence and policy.

Initially, we will be working with 13 councils that have been running Housing First for more than one year to allow sufficient opportunity for reflection. The first local authority All Connect event takes place on 16 December 2021. More information on future All Connect events and on how the Check Up process will roll out across Scotland will be posted here.

We have published a report of the first year of the check-up process, summarising the process and highlighting key findings from the process. The report is here [pdf]