Once Homeless Now Supporting Homelessness

20160322_113630Alan who was once supported by our Temporary Accommodation Outreach Service at the ‪#‎LilywalkerCentre‬ Is now supporting ‪#‎Homelessness‬. He has started to hand in big pots of homemade soup that he makes every Tuesday and hands it into the Lilywalker Centre.

He stated that once you have experienced being homeless only then you can understand how difficult it can be. During my time being homeless the support was great both from the council and positive steps. Because of this I want to make a contribution to help those in need at a time when people need it the most.

Alan has permission from the council to have a pitch in Broughty Ferry outside Tesco where he has been collecting donations that allows him to keep making soup.

STEP Program

FullSizeRenderThe STEP Program has finished its first 9 week program of 2016. The people who engage with the group sessions gain so much – making friends, having fun, learning new skills and sharing existing ones.

The Feedback received from the participants at the group;

I’ve made friends, gives me a boost every week…the highlight of my week

I’m doing good and staying out of jail. The course has been helpful and instrumental in playing a part in me staying out of jail for so long. I have been out for 3 months with my previous record being 3 and a half weeks in 2012

We are hoping to have a new STEP group set up in Douglas or Fintry shortly. If anybody would like to join the programme let us know.

From the STEP Team (Gavin and Struan)

Service Users Feedback

It’s inspiring to see the feedback from the service users, which helps motivate everyone here at Positive Steps. Helping people making small steps to make changes in their lives for the better.