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 to individuals who are homeless or who are at risk of homeless as a result of addiction, poor mental health, offending and multiple and complex needs. It 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 over an initial 12+ months period 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.
We are looking to recruit candidates who have a ‘can do attitude’ and proven track experience working with individuals with complex needs and have a sound knowledge of housing/homelessness and welfare rights and community resources.
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: Friday 23rd August 2019 at 12 noon.
Interviews: Friday 30th August.