On the final day the Ghent Social Department teaches us different models of Housing First/led support, indispensable for good results. Then the 3 ROOF cities Ghent, Glasgow and Toulouse Métropole, share their support examples. In the afternoon URBACT Expert Prof. Dr. Volker Busch-Geertsema explains how to use data for policy and practice.
We close the ROOF Winter school together, sharing some of our new insights and looking forward to future inspirations and aspirations.
This fifth Winter School class focuses on the different types of support that go with Housing First and Housing Led solutions. Trainer Peter-Jan Heylenbosch starts from a general overview of Housing First/Led principles, to dive into different approaches of support. We also cover the most common questions and misunderstandings about Housing First/Led support.
Peter-Jan Heylenbosch worked several years with homeless people on the streets. The last 6 years he has been delivering ICM (Intensive Case management) support to Housing First residents in Ghent. Peter-Jan is trained as a Housing First teacher and delivers classes all over Belgium and recently also for Housing First Europe Hub.
Specific cases of Housing First/Led support in practice, complements Part 1. The three ROOF cities Ghent, Glasgow and Toulouse Métropole present their support examples.
In this sixth and final Winter School class Prof. Dr. Busch-Geertsema presents examples of how to use data about homelessness for influencing homeless policies and for improving services for homeless people and households at risk of homelessness. Some of the leading questions are:
Professor Dr. Volker Busch-Geertsema is the Coordinator of the European Observatory on Homelessness and has been working for more than 30 years with GISS, Gesellschaft für Innovative Sozialforschung und Sozialplanung, Bremen. In the European and international context GISS and Prof Busch-Geertsema have been a lead partner in projects focusing on measuring homelessness, prevention of homelessness and on strategies to minimise homelessness. In the German context, his work centers on homelessness research and counselling, with a long history of successful work with German Länder on the quantitative extent of homelessness, preventative policies and their effects, types and standards of temporary accommodation and efforts undertaken to reintegrate homeless people into normal permanent housing. Prof. Dr. Busch-Geertsema is also a Lead Expert for URBACT.