What was the issue that required change?
There is a massive cost (in the widest sense) to society with the number of people drawn into a revolving door of homelessness. There is evidence that people within the homelessness service find it difficult to move on to mainstream community networks.
How did you tackle it?
Individuals took part in group and individual sessions with members of the Edinburgh Access Practice, and encouraged to do group activities. Individual interviews were held using personal exploration, understanding what was important to each participant.
What was the outcome?
It became clear that Moving On from homelessness services is enabled when due attention is paid to each individual’s careseeking style. There was a 100% attendance record in this project group which suggests that the richness and nurture of a supportive, companionable, exploratory, attachment-based relationship is seen as helpful by clients.