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Why trauma-informed care matters?

Improving awareness of trauma and its impact helps services to provide effective support and avoid re-traumatisation of both clients and staff.

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

Embedding a trauma-informed approach

At Homeless Link, we support organisations to embed trauma-informed approaches to better serve individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

Through our training and support packages we help organisations to create a trauma-informed approach throughout their services, through upskilling staff, embedding good practice, and reassessing organisational policies and procedures.

A recent example is our work with Midlands-based homelessness charity, Trident Reach. You can read more about their experience of becoming trauma-informed here.

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Trauma-informed training

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.