MEP provides a tailored, intensive learning and life skills programme of support for people experiencing homelessness and have a range of additional support needs. The programme of support is designed to empower members to get involved in making changes for themselves in order build their confidence, self-esteem and identify their interests and aspirations. By doing this we help members create a sense of purpose and belonging in the community so as to promote sustainable resettlement, thereby halting cycles of homelessness.
Since April 2022 we have received, engaged and worked with a total of 293 referrals. All were experiencing homelessness and had a range of support needs. Analysis of participants shows 53% were male and 47% female; 51% were aged 20-44, 45% aged 45-64, 2% aged 19 or under and 2% over 65.
In total 1735 engagement and learning activities have been developed and delivered, significantly higher than the original target. The reason for so many sessions has been an attempt to maximise engagement by ensuring more bespoke / tailored engagement activities. This approach has worked, as evidenced by the outcomes achieved through these activities.
The range of daily activities and learning sessions have included IT courses, ESOL classes, Football, Woman’s groups, Pet Therapy, Walking group, Photography, Music Groups, Gardening group Chapman Gardens, Pre-volunteer training, Volunteer training and opportunities, 1:1 engagement and the Lived Experience Network.
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