Why trauma-informed care matters?
Becoming trauma-informed is particularly important for homelessness organisations, as studies show a significant percentage of individuals facing multiple disadvantages have experienced complex trauma in their lives. Moreover, the experience of homelessness itself is traumatic.
By adopting trauma-informed approaches, your organisation can:
- Improve service user outcomes
- Cultivate a resilient and empowered workforce
- Reduce incidents and enhance safety
- Meet funding requirements and secure funding opportunities
Resources for trauma-informed care
Want to get started using trauma-informed practices in your service? Explore our free resources for homelessness organisations.
Trauma-Informed Care and Psychologically Informed Environments
Practical information about trauma and psychologically informed approaches.
Reflective practice in homelessness services
Guidance for homelessness services on implementing reflective practice.
Psychologically Informed Management
These resources are aimed at ensuring frontline staff receive person-centred support, in a psychologically informed way, including guidance on 1:1 meetings, inductions & understanding burnout, vicarious trauma & secondary traumatic stress.
We offer a range of specialised training to equip organisations with the knowledge and tools needed to become trauma-informed. Courses are led by experienced homelessness practitioners and use interactive learning techniques to ensure they are engaging for delegates.
Trauma-informed: Theory and Principles
This introductory course for frontline staff explores Complex Trauma and its impact on service users and introduces delegates to why a trauma-informed approach is vital when working with individuals with complex needs.
Trauma-informed: In Practice
Designed as a follow-up course to Trauma-informed: Theory and Principles, this course provides frontline workers with an evidence-based approach to working in a trauma-informed way.
Trauma-informed for Managers
This course will provide an overview of Complex Trauma and explore how a trauma-informed approach can be safely and effectively implemented by managers across their teams.