SPEAR understands that everyone is individual and has different needs.
We make every effort to provide a person centred approach to help clients achieve their goals so that they can live an independent, fulfilling life.
Keyworkers complete Skills Audits with their clients, and these are passed to the Skills Development team. We then create bespoke development plans which may include access to training and college courses, financial support around appropriate work clothing or equipment etc.
The Skills Development Officer links clients in with the various sessions run across SPEAR, including IT tuition and support with literacy and numeracy. SPEAR also holds classes for clients such as Art Club, Book Club, Chess Club and a cookery course; Cook 4 Life.
For those who are thinking about returning to work, a dedicated Progression to Employment Worker, funded through the Monument Trust, is available to help them consider their options. There is also a twice-weekly job club to enable clients to explore the type of work they’d like to do and the training they may need to achieve this.
We know that increased self esteem comes with small steps of change and that all these steps make the difference to maintain a home and breaking the cycle of homelessness.