AN INITIATIVE that helps the most vulnerable homeless people is taking place online tomorrow.

The city’s Housing First programme is inviting housing associations across the city to take part in tomorrow’s virtual information event.

The event is by invitation only is the first for social landlords who want to stop the cycle of repeat homelessness.

It will take place from 2-4pm and includes speakers from organisations across the city including Glasgow’s Homeless Services, the Salvation Army, the Wheatley Group and Turning Point Scotland.

Jim McBride, Head of Adult Services at Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “Housing First is proving very successful in Glasgow with support from a solid core of partners. Glasgow has already provided the largest number of Housing First tenancies in Scotland. Around 150 people have received settled, secure tenancies which are accompanied by bespoke and flexible support to give them the best chance in recovery, however, the more RSLs we have on board, the more people we can help.

"Thursday’s event aims to answer any questions organisations may have and explore some of the myths around how Housing First works in practice.

“If we can prevent repeat homelessness amongst this most vulnerable group, it can bring stability to people’s lives, improve life chances and provide a new start.’’