When you attend Pathways, you will be greeted by one of our team who will work with you to complete an assessment to find out a bit about your situation and discuss the different options that might be available to you.
We will explore housing options and accessing support in other areas that can help you achieve your goals. This could include mental health, benefits, substance use, getting a GP, opening a bank account, getting ID, working towards employment and getting involved in something new etc.
We will then work in partnership with you to plan how to achieve your goals.
We work closely with the local councils’ homeless teams and other agencies to ensure you get the best support possible.
Pathways have qualified mental health nurses permanently based with us employed by the NHS. Our nurses can support you both with mental health and physical health. Whether this is support to access health services, advocating for you with other health providers or finding ways forward in improving your mental health.
Our nurses understand homelessness and the impact it can have on your well-being and how hard it can be to access mainstream services so will work with you in a way that suits you.
We can offer you tenancy support if we have supported you to access council or private rented tenancies. We can support you with anything that might help you manage your tenancy. This can include tenancy set up, benefits, utilities, furniture, engaging in the community, substance misuse, mental health, debt and support to engage with other services.
Do you want to get involved in something new? Learn new skills, spend time with like-minded people? We have lots of different activities for you to get involved in, details of which can be found here. If you are interested in attending any groups, please let us know.
We are aware that finding the right accommodation can sometimes take times. We try to have a stock of provisions in at Pathways to keep You safe and warm. This includes clothing, food, toiletries and sleeping bags.
Details of items that we can accept as donations can be found here.
Wheatbridge community dental team attend Pathways once a fortnight on Tuesday. They can provide treatment to anyone homeless or at risk of homelessness or accessing our partner agencies. The team have been amazing at working with even the most nervous patient. If you would like to book in with the dentist, please give us a call.
Pathways is launching a new peer mentor scheme. The course will be run over 16 weeks, and you will be able to develop skills and complete accredited courses along the way. If you are in recovery and experienced homelessness this is a brilliant opportunity for you to support others through this process. We are currently recruiting for this if you are interested, please contact Claire or Sian.