Do you have experience working with vulnerable complex needs adults, quite possibly in the homelessness sector? Do you relish being a part of an innovative and fresh Project that aims to deliver and develop a new model of a long-term health and social prescribing service tailored to the complex needs and wider community integration of homeless adults? If so then come and be a part of the new Marie ‘Outreach’ Trust (MOT) Homelessness Support Project, and be a part of an excellent team devoted to tackling homelessness and social isolation in Glasgow City.
This innovative and unique Project will embed a new combination of long-term health and social wellbeing community outreach service, designed to tackle the conditions that create repeat episodes of homelessness and by consequence, hospitalisation or imprisonment. It will provide an intensive person centred support package within community settings across Glasgow, and aims to address the exacerbated disengagement from treatment services that prevent those with the most complex needs from fully integrating into their communities and lead to recurrent relapse episodes. Utilising a direct delivery team that will bring together people with lived experience of homelessness, the third and public sector, the support, over an initial 12+ months will also include volunteering using social prescribing and in the longer term, peer support. This exciting new Project will address the present gap in coherence and services for people with multiple complex needs who cannot access or do not meet the expectations of ‘mainstream’ services, and will ensure the voices of those with lived experience are heard at all stages of planning and delivery. It will test a model to inform service and policy change in the benefits of longer-term support for those with the most complex needs, as well as in Scottish Government approaches to reduction in social isolation which lead to relapses in homelessness.
An application pack is available for download below.
All enquiries concerning the details of the Project to Frances McKinlay, Chief Officer, via email at: FMckinlay@themarietrust.org.uk
Closing date: Monday 1st July 2019 at 12 noon.