Good Practice Guides to Housing Focused Support

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Housing focused support refers to the activities and interventions delivered by workers in Specialist Homelessness Services that aim to help people gain and sustain a home. These good practice guides break down the core components of housing focused support to assist workers supporting people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.  The five guides available are:

1. An Overview of Homelessness

2. Engagement and rapport building

3. The role of assessment in housing-focused support 

4. Supporting consumers to access housing 

5. Supporting resettlement and stabilisation 

The guides were developed by CHP in consultation with people who have experienced homelessness and advanced practitioners, and were informed by the local and international evidence identified through a literature review. You can read the literature review in the final report here. For a general understanding check out the overview of the guides. 

This research was funded by the Mercy Foundation and CHP would like to thank them for their support.

If you would like to participate in the evaluation of these guides, please get in touch with Trish Hackney-Westmore, our Capacity Building and Policy Officer.