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Delivering Support in Housing First

This unit explores what kind of support is provided in Housing First and how this support is organized.


First of all, have a look at the questions we will try to answer in this unit:


Key Questions

What are the goals of support in Housing First?
How is support delivered in Housing First?
How does multidisciplinary working happen in Housing First?



Take some time to read Chapter 3 of the Housing First Guide Europe:



To improve your knowledge of how to deliver support in Housing First, watch the following video about complex needs, the goals of support, mobility and flexibility of the support: 
The following video addresses how some of the core principles look when supporting service users in Housing First:
This video draws your attention to how and when taking a step back and shows some of the challenges of support in Housing First:
In this video we take a look at how a team organise support in Housing First, the role of peer workers, the decision-making, the tools and the role of creativity:
To learn more about the role of community working in Housing First, watch the following video:


Answer the quiz below to test your understanding of the contents of the Unit. The test will be marked automatically and the correct answers will be emailed to you. Note that there can be more than one correct answer.

Housing is the starting point for Housing First but it must be combined with support. Choose the most relevant features of Housing First support:
Housing First delivers intensive support services in different ways. Select the correct statements:
Housing First is provided by a mobile team of workers. Select the statements that best describe a Housing First team:
Housing functions as the foundation from which Housing First seeks to help a service user develop his/her life. Select the correct answer(s):

Be sure to click ‘Submit Quiz’ to see your results!



Additional articles and resources for this unit can be found in the Other Resources Section.