Drug and alcohol abuse is among the biggest challenges to face when tackling homelessness, stresses and teething problems can arise almost anywhere, an example would be a property recently taken on by Trinity for high support needs residents. Through working closely with the residents and the neighbours as well as joint staff working we have managed to get things on track and made progress with integrating residents with their new local community.
Furthermore through our work with ARCH we have seen two residents complete a Mental Health Assessment and three more start the path to addressing addictions.
Whilst on the topic of mental health, we are happy to announce that three residents have been referred to counselling, with two having already started and finding the sessions beneficial.
In one inspiring story, a resident who joined us at our 2019 winter night shelter has begun to prepare his address history from Hillingdon, in preparation to be put forward for a fast track panel to social housing as after 18 months of hard work he is ready to move on to independent living.
We are happy to say that our Rent Clinic has gained traction with residents, through the stellar work of our Coaching and Rent teams, and teamwork with SHOC, six residents from Slough have begun to engage with the clinic.
Additionally 5 other residents have submitted their Personal independence Payment (PIP) applications.
In one final added bonus, a resident who joined us recently upon being left jobless due to the Covid19 pandemic has regained employment and is ready to further his career!