Established in 1989, Positive Steps has grown to become a major agency dedicated to promoting the health, wellbeing and social lifestyles of vulnerable adults irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. As a not-for-profit Christian charity based in Scotland, Positive Steps has enabled vulnerable adults locally and internationally to overcome various barriers to sustain their independence through provision of key services: Housing Support, Accommodation Service, Crisis Response Outreach Service (CROS), Non Fatal Overdose Service (NFOD), Bereavement support, Cuckooing, Custody Arrest Referral Service (CARS) and Chance to thrive. Therefore, we have developed services and programmes to support and enable an individual to make an informed choice.
We work with individuals who have a wide range of potential barriers to sustain independent living and are impacted by mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse, offending behaviour, homelessness and poverty. Sometimes the individuals we work with have to deal with more than one barrier in their lives and we can provide the support, care, accommodation and practical assistance required for people to overcome such barriers to enable vulnerable adults to reach their full potential.
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I have always felt I've had great support, always get the help I need, and steer me in the right direction and help me not give up
The support has been perfect, it does what it says on the tin
Brilliant, you's are great, you have been fantastic, I have no issues with the service provided
I love it, without you I wouldn't know what to do
I can trust my worker
Positive Steps are a much-needed organization they help so many people & don't get enough credit so hands together *applause*
I was in a place where I felt helpless... I got involved with Positive Steps I have now been in my own house for a year. In that time my own dedicated worker helped me work on several issues I think that is why I am able now to see a clear future for myself. They have made me think about things I would never have dreamed possible such as getting a job and being a good neighbour.
Thank you so much for your help, information and advice. I belong to a mental health group called Friends Based In Clevedon and we have someone from Positive Steps based in Weston who uses our base once a week to see clients, so because of that link, I will ask our support worker to contact them this afternoon and ask their advice. Thank you.
I feel very much better now with Positive Steps. I find that very helping me go shopping and Keyworker comes to see me three times a week. If I don't have Positive Steps help me I would struggle
Coming to Dundee, some time ago. My Health started to deteriorate as a result of long-term unemployment. My home got into a terrible mess. I was recommended that Positive Steps can help. Now with their help, my home is now looking like a Palace. Because of this, I feel much better.
I'm happy with the help I've received from Positive Steps. Gary has been really helpful with everything and he has helped point me in the right direction.
I would like to say. I was very happy with the information and assistance through moving into my Shelter Accommodation. I've very grateful for the items from Transform and Starter Pack. Without this service, I would have been completely lost and wouldn't know where to turn too.
I found Pamela a very friendly, helpful and a genuine person who seemed to have a basic instinct that was naturally uplifting. And at that particular moment in my life would renew my faith in humanity.
Gary was a great help. He made me feel that I was finally going somewhere. He's a really good worker
The support is very good; I look forward to Jenna coming. I feel I can tell Jenna anything and I don’t feel embarrassed
It is quite good, I’m starting to get there, without the support I think I would be back where I was before
She has saved my butt many times. She (Michelle) is magic, a wee fairy godmother without a wand.
I think the support I receive is tremendous. I think very highly of the service and my worker has done far more than expected.
Our Resettlement Service and Housing Support team participated in the Growth Mindset Program with their service users over a five week period. This was in partnership with Leisure & Culture Dundee and the Ancrum Centre.
The purpose of participating in this program was to show our service users that there are activities out in the community available on their doorstep. But to also show that they can take the steps to attend these activities within their local community.