Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Housing First ‘Could Save City Regions £4m’

A study shows using the Housing First method saves money on long-term homelessness. Policymakers are being called upon to get long-term rough sleepers into their own home as quickly as possible – with the Housing First approach shown to be five times as effective as existing services. The study looks at the potential costs and benefits of rolling out Housing First across the Liverpool City Region, drawing on existing evidence as well as new statistical analysis and interviews with nearly 100 professionals and 79 people with experience of homelessness. The report shows how Housing First could deliver savings for cities and local authorities right across the UK, with potential savings for Liverpool City Region estimated at between £1.18m and £4.02m per year by 2023/24. Read more on 24housing.

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