Our support teams are central to guiding residents through the Caritas Anchor House journey and nurturing a person’s personal development. The team work with each individual in their journey from homelessness into independent living, and look at areas relating to:
- Health and wellbeing
- Education, training and employment
- Financial management
- Building lifeskills
- Independent living
Support often involves:
- Providing specialist advice and emotional support
- Referring and sign-posting residents to external support services if necessary
- Encouraging residents to take part in community activities and develop positive relationships
- Partnership building with external agencies to develop further support networks for residents
- Supporting and encouraging a resident’s volunteering activity
- Supporting and encouraging a residents training and employment activity
When residents arrive at Caritas Anchor House they are assigned a Keyworker who meets with that resident on a regular basis during keyworking sessions. Within the team we have specialist support provisions for mental health and wellbeing, substance misuse and criminal justice.
As part of our wellbeing programme, we offer support and organise acitivities and events for our residents, to promote health mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, and diminish stigma and discrimination. We work closely with partners to offer services to ensure residents recieve the best care possible, and help residents to access health screenings on-site.