The Positive Steps Resettlement Service was developed in response to an identified need. People with a history of short-term sentences form a substantial cohort of the homeless population. Living in temporary accommodation significantly increases the chances of re-offending and so the cycle forms. Usually there are underlying issues which drive this situation.
Uniquely the Positive Steps Resettlement Service seeks to break the cycle by offering furnished accommodation with intensive support. This is immediately addressing two of the most significant issues identified by people who are experiencing this situation.
The service has developed a thorough induction process for the new service user which can prevent many of the historical issues arising. The assistance provided is holistic and personalised, following an asset based approach. The intensity reduces as the service user works toward the end of their time with the service.
This specific project is a test of change and is funded by the Scottish Government.