Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Safer and Stronger Communities

We want to break down the barriers between different sections of the community, showing that different groups are able to become more cohesive with all parties having unique something to contribute.  (Scrap the stereotype)

Homeless people face many challenges and insecurities, the obvious one being that they have nowhere to call their own home. Often they can feel as if there is a lack of direction in their lives, which can lead to feelings of low self-esteem and as though disconnected from the ‘normal world’.

Signposts offers clients of all ages and needs an opportunity to take part in projects that make a real difference to the community. In doing so, clients say they feel a real sense of self-worth and are proud of their achievements. 

The general public, local businesses, faith groups, and the Local Authority get a chance to see homeless people in action, while giving them an opportunity to talk to them and see their efforts and achievements. This often changes people’s perceptions. 

The result is a great community.

The community work gives them a practical way to develop work ready skills such as:
  • Getting up on time and being ready for work
  • Working in teams and independently
  • Resolving conflict
  • Problem solving
  • Learning new skills
  • Listening and learning from their peers
  • Following instructions
  • And much more

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