Working withvulnerable people   Tenancy Services Meeting         April 2005          Cashain David
It’s about helping people !
How do we help ?♦somewhere to live♦emotional problems♦getting through a crisis♦a full life during the day♦making and keepi...
More…♦getting and holding down a job♦getting a reasonable income♦Someone to speak on their behalf♦learning new skills
‘All this help is rooted in anunderstanding of their culture or           background’
Signs of vulnerability ?♦ Rent arrears♦ High incidence of neighbour  disputes/complaints♦ Disorganised lifestyle/environme...
‘Treat your information with a health level of scepticism, as it   could mean everything or             nothing’
Sources of support / jointworking♦ GPs surgeries, well man/woman  clinics♦ Police ‘Community officers’♦ Community Mental h...
Questions / Examples from your         experience…..
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Working with vulnerable people

  1. 1. Working withvulnerable people Tenancy Services Meeting April 2005 Cashain David
  2. 2. It’s about helping people !
  3. 3. How do we help ?♦somewhere to live♦emotional problems♦getting through a crisis♦a full life during the day♦making and keeping friendships
  4. 4. More…♦getting and holding down a job♦getting a reasonable income♦Someone to speak on their behalf♦learning new skills
  5. 5. ‘All this help is rooted in anunderstanding of their culture or background’
  6. 6. Signs of vulnerability ?♦ Rent arrears♦ High incidence of neighbour disputes/complaints♦ Disorganised lifestyle/environment♦ Contact mainly through professional workers♦ Police visits/call out to property
  7. 7. ‘Treat your information with a health level of scepticism, as it could mean everything or nothing’
  8. 8. Sources of support / jointworking♦ GPs surgeries, well man/woman clinics♦ Police ‘Community officers’♦ Community Mental health teams♦ Age concern, Help aged local groups♦ Local Drug action teams♦ Churches, mosques, Gudwaras
  9. 9. Questions / Examples from your experience…..

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