Transmorphosis offer four bespoke 1:1 advice and support packages and workshops for single individuals, children, young adults and families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Enabling them to participate in and sustain employment, education and training and have positive impacts in their lives. The four bespoke packages include: Progression - help and guidance with general issues, Employment, Housing and Learning and academic support packages. All packages are designed to have a holistic approach that empowers the individual and provides them with help, support and guidance that is tailored to their needs. This service has no time scales on the support provided, neither is there any criteria to meet other than being in crisis. It is designed to meet the needs of all in society and give to the client the time needed to build rapports with support workers and other services to achieve a lasting positive impact.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This a great idea because services for vulnerable people are fast disappearing and those that are still running have very tight criteria and exclude a majority of the people that actually need the help. It is also a great idea because from my research into the voluntary sector services that are government funded has 6- 12 months of support on offer for 16-24-year-old. This is neither viable or acceptable when working with vulnerable, chaotic individuals that have been failed by more than one state system. Time must be given to building rapports between the client and support worker because they are so afraid to engage with services, as well as, the fact that dysfunction is their "norm", and re-educating an individual and getting them to acknowledge and redirect their core beliefs takes time. Supporting people funding is being cut and outreach services are going to be needed more so than ever to support those that are vulnerable. It will also create job and volunteering opportunities.
Steps to get it done:
I have both direct experience and knowledge of homeless issues. I want to provide a safe place for people to be able to reach their dreams and aspirations. I am currently in the second year of my degree in Social Policy (Housing and Communities Pathway) which has enabled me extensive access to research, experts and literature around this issue. I am currently on placement at St. Basils looking at the effects of government funding like supporting people on young people and their lives in terms of time restraints and age restrictions. I am also working with a researcher from Crisis into the exempt housing sector that has arisen in light of welfare reforms and the impact on young people. I have not been able to find a service or organisation similar to my model in that it has no time restraints and is focussed on the holistic care.This funding will allow work in the community, build it up and create opportunities for disadvantaged people, improving their life chances.
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