The Aspirations Programme supports each individual in their journey from homelessness into sustained independent living, and looks at areas relating to:
- Health and wellbeing
- Education, training and employment
- Financial management
- Independent living
The Aspirations Pyramid sets the order of priority for addressing the needs of the new resident. As a first step in tackling the issues in the Aspirations Pyramid, we use the Outcomes Star*, a useful tool used across the sector to assess where people are on their journey to independent living, and unlock their potential.
The residents score themselves on a variety of different aspects allowing them to identify the areas in their lives that need to be changed or improved upon. This forms a personal development plan which helps to bridge the gap between the current and the hoped-for positions on the Outcomes Star. A resident’s focus area could range from social relationships, self-care, health to money management, or another need.
The programme supports the recovery process by rebuilding confidence, drawing out the resident’s strengths and competences, abilities and interests that a resident may never have recognised. These skills can be in music, art, sport, hospitality, teaching/mentoring, catering, constructions skills, any many more.
Every resident is assigned a key worker – we call them Lifestyle Architects – who will support them throughout their stay at Caritas Anchor House.
*The Outcomes Star™ is the intellectual property of Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd. Caritas Anchor House has permission to use the Star.