Housing First Scotland

Housing First is normal, it’s fairer, it works – and we all benefit


Housing First Scotland belongs to everyone who is helping Housing First become the first response for people whose homelessness is made harder by experiences such as trauma, addictions and mental health problems.

Branching Out

The National Framework For Housing First in Scotland. It provides a ‘how to and why’ guide for all sectors planning, commissioning and delivering Housing First.

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Check-up 2023

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Housing First Know-how

Information and resources about Housing First.

1. National Framework

Branching Out: the National Framework to start up and scale up Housing First in Scotland. Updated regularly. Current version December 2023.

2. Evidence

The most highly evaluated intervention in homelessness. Find out more about the international evidence for Housing First.

3. Reports and Resources

Read our reports and resources on Housing First in Scotland.

Housing First Pathfinder 2019-2022

4. Policy

Find out more about Scottish Government policy in relation to Housing First.

Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans [pdf]
Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan

5. Communications Strategy

Our ambitious communications strategy [pdf] contains information and tips to help communicate Housing First locally.