In our work with homeless people we are used to hearing stories of individual trauma and adversity. However, during a pandemic, the story is not just happening to someone else, it’s happening to everyone. Head of Residential Care Iain Boag writes about St Martins' trauma-informed approach and how we can build resilience as we change and adapt to the 'new normal'.
A new partnership project has been launched aimed at preventing homelessness among ex-offenders and reducing the likelihood they will return to criminal behaviour.
St Martins is backing the Crisis campaign ‘Home for All’ to take action to ensure everybody has a secure, permanent home.
It’s been tough because I’ve had to put my pride aside. To ask for help was one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do in my life.”
The Covid-19 pandemic is still very much with us and we are far from returning to 'normal'. The safety of the 200+ people we support is paramount as well as the safety of the 150+ team members working with them. St Martins CEO Dr Jan Sheldon reflects on how to offer strong leadership through a crisis.
We feature in the June edition of Care Talk magazine about our work supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society.
"We had some fantastic performances but the one that stood out was Chloe Fisher who knocked nearly two minutes off her target time. Chloe asked that I donate the £50 to St Martins which I was really proud to do."
The pandemic has caused a huge amount of stress and anxiety, but it has also created the opportunity to prove that we care, to strengthen bonds and develop deeper trust.
We are appealing for donations of homemade cloth face masks to give to the people we support.
St Martins were awarded £10,000 funding from Norfolk Community Foundation through the Covid-19 Local Resilience Fund to support homeless people during the outbreak.