1. Employability project
Aim of this project:
• To improve the chances for people to get into employment and/or further education.
• Provide advice to the homeless to retain their tenancy or secure safe accommodation/ manage budget or debt/
Adults aged 19 and over not economically active. The services are tailored to address the needs for each of the specific groups:
– Young adults: transition into adulthood and the first job experience
– 24+ who has never worked
– People who have been away from the job market for several years (parents, carers, etc)
We will be proving 1:1 intensive support. The support is flexible and will last for as long as the person needs in order to build the skills and confidence to move on. As part of the 1:1 support sessions we will be coaching the customer to build confidence and gain new skills on:
– Job / volunteering position search
– Job interviews
– Writing CVs
– Further education/training courses search
– Employability skills such as: body language, appropriate outfit, communication, manage expectations, etc.
The main impact of the project is that people will get into sustainable employment, volunteering, Accredited learning or further education.
2. Homeless prevention project
Aim of this project:
To improve the living conditions for people struggling with homelessness through our advice, support and referrals to local organisations.
We work with adults who are:
– Rough sleepers (live on the streets)
– In temporary accommodation
– Sofa-surfing (staying with a friend as short-term solution if people have to leave home and have nowhere else to go)
– At risk of becoming homeless (high debts, unemployment, drug addiction, mental health issues, etc.)
The projects activities are targeted for different people depending on their individual needs. We will be proving 1:1 intensive support. The support is flexible and will last for as long as the person needs in order to get appropriated help from specialized agencies, and build the skills and confidence to secure sustainable housing. As part of the 1:1 support sessions we will help people to assess their needs and find ways to tackle that by: refereeing to specialized agencies (mental health, substance misuse, benefits, etc), re-building confidence and trust in society, and improving their budgeting and debit management skills.
The main impact of the project is that people will have secured living accommodation. This will be achieved by improving people’s knowledge of the support services available (mental health, substance misuse, benefits, etc), improving their confidence and trust to move on and look for help, and improve their budgeting and debit management skills. Advocating on their behalf.