Strengths-Based Practice: an introduction

Find out how working with people's strengths can make their experience of services more dignified, useful and empowering - and lead to better outcomes.

This course will teach delegates how to incorporate Strengths-Based values and principles into their work; it will enable them to recognise, and build on, the strengths of the people they work with. The course will help delegates to develop practical next steps to make existing processes and practice more Strengths-Based. The session will also look at common misconceptions about the approach and how to challenge and overcome them.

Who is this course for?

  • Frontline homelessness workers with basic or limited knowledge of Strengths-Based Practice.
  • Frontline homelessness workers with little experience in the field
  • Staff from other sectors who have direct client contact
  • Organisations who are not yet, or are in the early stages of, working in a Strengths-Based way.

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:
  • Understand what Strengths-Based practice is
  • Be able to recognise deficit based practice
  • Be able to identify strengths of the people you work with
  • Understand how to implement elements of Strengths-Based Practice in your service
  • Understand how Strengths-Based approaches interact with other practices and processes.

Delegates will receive a copy of the presentation and a further reading list.

This course was created in partnership with MIND.


Face to face: One-day course
Online: Three 1.5 hour modules delivered over three dates 

Costs for one full-day face to face course or three 1.5 hour online modules

This course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for face to face training or up to 20 for online training 

Members face to face: £825 plus Trainer expenses
Members online: £850 - no Trainer expenses

Non members face to face: £1,175
 plus Trainer expenses
Non members online: £1,200 - no Trainer expenses

Talk To Us

James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Twitter: @HLMemServices