Many of our clients tell us they feel lonely because they are cut off from others and society. Our Community Inclusion workers strive to reconnect homeless men and women with the wider community through various workshops, activities and clubs, many of which are co-produced alongside clients.
Community Inclusion Workers have a number of clients across the county who they also support individually. Practical and emotional support is provided to those clients who have moved out of our accommodation and live independently. It is important to help them settle into their new environment to ensure they can sustain independence.
The Community Inclusion team work alongside specialist support within Turning Tides’ Community Hubs and Multi-Disciplinary team. Alongside, this team we work closely with the local authority and wellbeing departments to focus on sustainable outcomes for our clients once they have been resettled within the local community.
Some of the activities and schemes we run:
- Befriending Scheme: local community volunteers are matched with people who are socially isolated, encouraging friendship between the pair and a greater sense of community engagement
- Skills-based workshops: such as cookery, budgeting, money management, computing and IT etc
- Art, Reading and Music groups: encouraging self-development and resilience through creative exploration
- Education and Training sessions: linking with local education providers to support people back into work and education
- Community events: committed to supporting local events, such as the Worthing Artists Open Houses, to breakdown stigma and affirm positive links with wider community
- OutReach Café: provides a supportive base, alongside peers, for previous clients to return to for support and signposting to external resources.