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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22892: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 30 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether people with addiction will qualify for the Housing First programmes.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 9 May 2019

The Housing First approach ensures those with multiple and complex needs are allocated settled accommodation with the intensive support they may need, individually tailored and provided to them in these mainstream tenancies, rather than through supported accommodation to develop 'tenancy readiness'. Typically an individual who has addictions issues would qualify.