Our aim is to prevent homelessness. Our mission is to eradicate rough sleeping in our community, and to support those without a permanent home to obtain and maintain one.
Aims and Objectives
- Pathways is a centre that is a place of acceptance, empowerment and change where clients will be given the help, skills and the confidence to resolve their issues of homelessness.
- We aim to provide a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental environment that will strive to provide both immediate short term responses to basic needs and long term solutions to more deep rooted problems.
- On a basic level we will continue to be a place of social contact and shelter, with services such as food provision, emergency clothing and bedding if required. Beyond this we plan to be a place where support staff trained with specialist knowledge and our resident trained nurse can deliver an effective service of constructive and beneficial interventions at the right time and at the client’s pace. Through these interventions we hope to provide a catalyst for change and break the cycle of homelessness.
- Pathways recognises that maintaining street lifestyles is not appropriate, that better alternatives exist, and that these are attainable for our clients with the right support and guidance. We want to encourage aspirations and hopes to be identified by clients themselves and to give them the structures, the information, and the choices to achieve them.
- Pathways aims to be a centre where we listen to our clients and where they will be central to the planning and provision of services with an increasing focus on client participation in the decisions that affect their lives. We want to emphasise and encourage the development of our client’s skills and abilities, to focus on what they can achieve, and to promote a culture where our clients can ultimately learn from each other and move on.
- And as an organisation we recognise that we must commit to a process of continual planning and adaptation of our service to meet our clients’ needs.