- Positive Pathways
|Location||Who we help|
|Middlesbrough and surrounding areas||Adults and young people over 18 years old|
|How we help||How to volunteer or get involved|
|Individual and group support for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness.||Please contact Terry Doyle on 01642 249782, or Kester Young on 07769 688508 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact details||About us|
|Please contact Terry Doyle on 01642 249782, or Kester Young on 07769 688508 / email@example.com||We utilise individual and group support to build up confidence and emotional resilience, encourage reconnecting with the local community and build positive relationships.|
The Positive Pathways project reaches out to some of the most marginalised people in Middlesbrough.
Our approach is to assess the needs of service users holistically and develop successful ways of encouraging each individual to engage with the relevant specialist services that can improve their all-round wellbeing.
We succeed through developing strong links with local support agencies and building up trust with service users, helping them to see their worth and persuading them to link in with services to improve their futures.
We focus on developing a healthy therapeutic relationship between the development worker and the service user, helping to empower some of the most marginalised adults with an entrenched lifestyle of alcohol and drug abuse as well as homelessness.
This allows them to make positive lifestyle changes by helping to raise their self-esteem and sense of worth as humans beyond their chaotic life stories.
The Project has fast become a leading light in the Safer Middlesbrough Partnership and Homeless Forum for its innovative and creative ways of working in the community.
Positive Pathways out of Homelessness is based at the John Paul Centre, Grange Road, Middlesbrough.
Find more information about the centre here.
Find a two-year summary report on the Positive Pathways out of Homelessness Project here.