Man, Woman or Child
We support the most disadvantaged members of our community, tackling homelessness, drink & drug abuse, criminality, financial insolvency, long-term unemployment and psychological illness.
Psychologically informed, appropriate, and planned interventions
We believe in a thorough assessment of needs as part of the process of working with individuals and groups. This enables support to be appropriate from the start. Often less is more, and having a smaller number of appropriate interventions is much more effective than a lot of things that are not right for the person. Taking people on projects that are not right from them at that time can be very damaging to their self-esteem and in some cases can be a risk to themselves or others. We use our psychological assessments to help form a detailed recovery plan with each individual.
When working with groups we profile the needs of the group and plan psychologically informed interventions that aim to teach psychological skills as well as the practical tasks they are undertaking.
We have clinical psychology input on our recovery plans and group session plans.
Values led and connecting with rural life
Excessive focus on goals can be damaging for individuals who have often had many perceived failures in life. Our recovery plans include values that are meaningful to each person, about what type of person they want to be and how they want to behave on a day to day basis. People can connect with their values even if they cannot achieve a goal. We believe that nature, caring for animals and being in the countryside can be a great way for people to connect with what's really important in life and there are also many opportunities to assess and develop psychological skills.
Technologically supported openness, communication and accountability
We believe in making full use of modern information technology to aid our work and collaboration with others. This allows openness with service users who will have access to their own records and communications between staff and other organisations. We believe in being accountable for what we deliver. Therefore, baselines and outcomes measures are integrated into our work and our modern IT system allows comprehensive analysis of data.
THE HARD TRUTH
THE HARD TRUTH
323 Veteran & Serving Suicides since Jan 2018
87 Recorded Veteran & Serving Suicides in 2018
76 Recorded Veteran & Serving Suicides in 2019
86 Recorded Veteran & Serving Suicides in 2020
74 Recorded Veteran & Serving Suicides so far 2021
**Source: Veterans United Against Suicide**
4,000 Veterans in Prison in England & Wales
1,200 Veterans Rough Sleeping in the UK
The UK Government accepts that 10% of service leavers struggle with the transition to civvy street.
Following recent high intensity wars in Iraq & Afghanistan psychological trauma is increasingly underpinning the difficulties that veterans and their families face.
WHAT WE DO
We start by understanding the issues at the root cause of the situation. If we don't address the root cause, regardless of what we do, success will not be sustainable. The output is the production of a bespoke individual recovery plan.
This module culminates in a 7 day residential course, where the individual identifies the root causes of their situation themselves and develops plans to break the cycle of misery to achieve their life goals.
This 5-day residential module is supported by professionals from DWP, finance, accommodation, housing, employment, education and training with the output crystallising the detail in the individual recovery plan.
Employment, Education, Training
Armed with the skills, knowledge, rekindled self confidence and a mentor at the end of the telephone 24/7 who will help you to overcome barriers as they pop up.
The End-Game - Success
The goal is independent living and sustainable employment at a level commensurate with your potential.