Launch It Paisley are offering an exciting opportunity to manage our Enterprise hub, Start Up Street, in George Street, Paisley. Start Up Street supports local young people, who are facing barriers to explore enterprise as a route to self employment. We do this by providing subsidised space, business support and guidance, facilitating training, mentoring and sales opportunities and working with every client on a one to one basis.
The Enterprise Manager plays a key role in the delivery of the Start Up Street programme. Their role is to ensure that our clients have the best chance of success by empowering, providing training support and the guidance needed to give every client the best opportunity to develop a successful business. This includes:
Home-Start Renfrewshire & Inverclyde have an exciting opportunity for an Administration Assistant to join their growing service in Inverclyde.
Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde promotes the welfare of families with at least one young child, helping to build strong families and prevent family breakdown. The successful candidate will be based in Greenock and will provide operational administrative support for Home-Start’s Inverclyde service. You will have administration experience in a work related capacity together with excellent IT and communication skills.
Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau is an innovative advice charity providing holistic advice and support to our community.
The Legal Clinic’s principal aim is to reach out across Renfrewshire and provide free legal advice and representation in the areas of employment, debt, housing, welfare rights, and public law.
We are currently recruiting for an In Court Adviser / Coordinator to join us on a fixed term basis to 31st March 2023 (extension subject to continued funding).
The role presents an excellent opportunity for someone with a keen interest in and understanding of the law to develop within a structured and multi-faceted service that includes both experienced lay advisers and representatives, and solicitor support.
The role of the Development Officer is to make the proposed improvements to Robertson Park in Renfrew a reality.
With proven experience of the third sector, our Development Officer must be able to work alongside a diverse working group to prioritise and facilitate lasting change in Renfrew.
A self-motivated individual, you will have excellent IT, communication, presentation, report writing, team working and organisational skills. You will also be able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
You will have a Degree, HND, SVQ level 4 or proven experience in a relevant field, particularly in community work, fundraising or sport.
TPS works with adults who are experiencing a range of support needs. This includes housing and homelessness, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, fluctuating mental health, physical disabilities, problematic alcohol and/or other drug use and involvement in the criminal justice system. We believe that people matter. We believe they are the experts on their support needs. It is for us to work creatively with them and with partners to ensure we meet those needs.
Every day we work with well over 4,000 people and every year around 8,700. We help them to address issues they are experiencing and recognise their own skills and interests.
We embed our approach to support in a framework of Citizenship. Using this we deliver a holistic approach promoting the recovery, self-determination and inclusion of people experiencing challenges in their life. And we do this through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they can make to their communities.
We define Citizenship as a measure of the strength of an individual’s connection to the 5 R’s of rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society makes available to its members.
Homelessness work within TPS
TPS are the biggest provider of services to people experiencing or at risk of Homelessness across Scotland. We deliver support to over 2800 individuals on any given day, and over 5,100 each year. This number increases when taking into account our services accessed through Justice or Alcohol and Other Drugs funding streams.
We believe that in many cases, Homelessness is entirely preventable. It is failures in the silo’d and complex systems that we have designed to protect people that prevent us from achieving this. Where Homelessness is not or cannot be prevented the experience should be short lived, and we should meet that with a psychologically informed response. A menu of options should be available to individuals to prevent or support someone to move on from Homelessness. This ensures we use a no wrong door approach to accessing services.
We deliver a range of service models. These include Outreach Housing Support, Outreach Housing First, Outreach Crisis Support and Supported Accommodation. In line with our Citizenship approach we have a specific focus on key areas. These are; Building on people’s strengths, skills and interests as well as meeting their needs; Connecting people to communities, people and / or places; Harm reduction and / or Recovery; and providing a Psychologically informed /
Trauma informed approach.
We also deliver a range of additional services across the country. Examples include Peer Mentoring services, Community Connectors, TPS Moving Service and TPS Connects amongst many other initiatives.
We recognise the importance of animals in people’s lives and helping individuals move on from the trauma they have experienced. We are currently developing our policies and frameworks to engage with stakeholders and develop our policy and procedures to make our services as pet friendly as possible.
We are also active members of the European Federation of National Organisations with the Homeless (FEANTSA).
Service Model - Outreach Housing and Wellbeing Support
We provide a range of different outreach Housing support services supporting individuals with short to medium term interventions to either move on from their experience of Homelessness or prevent it happening in the first place. We also deliver longer term Housing Support often funded through personalised budgets / Self Directed Support (SDS) to meet individuals housing and wellbeing needs. We believe that Housing Support can be delivered upstream before Homelessness is even the faintest possibility, often where it is difficult to quantify the impact of our prevention work. Similarly, we see the importance of housing support to move people on from their experience of Homelessness and also any long term physical and emotional needs.
Service Model - Outreach Housing First
In 2010 TPS invested in the UK’s first Housing First pilot project. This was in response to the clear evidence that there was a small population who were experiencing multiple and enduring support needs and were being failed – and worse, increasingly traumatised – by the homelessness system that is supposed to help them. Since then we have grown our services across multiple local authorities including Consortium partnerships with other agencies. We believe that a home is a human right and that an individual is best placed to deal with the issues that often made them homeless in the first place, in a place they can call home. We believe that Housing First should be the default model for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and enduring support needs. We believe strongly on delivering Housing First with high fidelity to the 7 principles and working towards ensuring we deliver Systems Fidelity within the wider systems that Housing First effects or is effected by. We deliver the Housing First Academy focussed on the Communities of Practice Hub, Training Hub and Housing First Europe Hub. We are also active co-founding members of the Housing
First Europe Hub.
About the Service
Renfrewshire Housing Support Service has been established since 2013. The service provides outreach support to individuals aged 18 or over who live in the Renfrewshire area and are homeless, at risk of homelessness or require support to maintain their home. The service supports people to access a permanent tenancy within the local authority.
There are many factors that can contribute to an individual experiencing homelessness therefore staff will offer a wide range of support to individuals with complex needs.
As well as providing support with the practical aspects of maintaining a tenancy, people will also receive support to access services relating to mental health, addictions and social opportunities. Services users will be offered support to find something in their life which is meaningful to them, through leisure activities, voluntary work, education or employment. The emphasis is always on what the individual wishes to have in their life, at a time when they are ready for it. Support is time limited.
Renfrewshire Housing First Service The premise of Housing First is that housing is a basic human right and is an integral part of a holistic support package offered to individuals.
The programme aims to support people with long histories of homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there. Staff will provide support on the maintenance of a tenancy, addiction, mental health, social inclusion, life skills, employability and other areas as appropriate. This support is non time limited. The service will act on the seven principles identified for a Housing First service.
Are you a kind, compassionate person with a passion for human rights? We are looking to recruit a kind and committed professional to lead Visible Women+, a new 3-year project funded by the Scottish Government via the Equality and Human Rights Fund.
Kairos Women+ is a community-led, women’s space based in Renfrewshire. A second home for women and non-binary folk, we inspire transformational change in the lives of the women+ we work with by collaboratively creating opportunities through workshops, events, training, and courses.
“Kairos Women+ has given me an insight into all different types of people and backgrounds. There is no stigma here at all and that is such a positive thing.” - Kairos participant
“Kairos has made me feel wanted for the first time in a long time.” – Kairos participant
“At Kairos, I feel like I’m thriving not just surviving.” – Kairos participant
Visible Women+ is a participatory project which aims to increase women's influence in the development and delivery of human rights awareness raising workshops through training and consultation. It will also provide one-to-one support and voluntary opportunities to women+, particularly those with multiple protected characteristics.
The role involves working closely with our campaigning group, the Equalities Collective, to undertake a consultation focussed on women and non-binary people’s human rights. The role involves a significant amount of workshop development, delivery, and evaluation. In addition, the post-holder will be working closely with women+ to improve their access to human rights and increasing the accessible communication across the organisation. See the attached documents for a fuller breakdown of the role and responsibilities.
We strongly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic women+, trans women+ and disabled women+.