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Added 07 March 2023

We have created four (30-minute) bitesize recordings on core skills for staff, to give frontline staff working in homelessness the knowledge and practical skills to work in a Strength-based way when supporting people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The sessions have been created by Vicky Album, Homeless Link’s Strengths-Based Practice Lead. 

All sessions are free to watch, thanks to the generous funding from The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, as part of the Capacity Building programme.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the making of these recordings.

Session 1: Understanding the Strengths-based approach

This session covers:

  • What is Strengths-based working?
  • The key themes of Strengths-based working
  • How it applies to your work
  • Why is Strengths-based working important?
  • Strengths-based working in the context of Trauma-informed Care

Session 2: Focusing on strengths and goals

This session covers:

  • Seeing the whole person
  • Identifying strengths in practice

Session 3: Building Strengths-based relationships

This sessions covers:

  • Understanding power dynamics
  • Strengths-based communication skills

Session 4: Being consistent and building community

This sessions covers:

  • Re-thinking language
  • Re-framing paperwork
  • Understanding the value of community

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