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Assessing the impact of Housing First in Brighton and Westminster

Housing First is not housing only.

St Mungo’s latest research explores the impact of our Housing First services in Brighton and Hove, and Westminster. Our research strengthens the case that Housing First is an effective solution to rough sleeping, but we also know that Housing First works best if the wider environment is right. We will be calling for the new Government to make sure that Housing First is not housing only.

Housing First is a housing model developed in the United States by the non-profit organisation Pathways to Housing in the 1990s. It is targeted primarily at those who are chronically homeless with complex needs often
involving issues of both mental health and addiction. In the original model, individuals are offered permanent, independent housing without the prerequisites of sobriety or engagement with treatment or rehabilitation
and are provided with tailored, wraparound support services.

This research was completed in partnership with the University of Salford.

Read the Full Report (right) and the Summary Report here.

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