The Trauma and Homelessness Team is committed to providing a city–wide, flexible, accessible, specialist service to homeless people who have experienced complex trauma by::
• Assessing and addressing the psychological impact of complex trauma on current difficulties in order to improve people’s ability to cope with their experiences.
• Enabling service users to address complex psychological issues and improve their ability to manage their lives.
• Reducing symptoms and alleviating service user’s distress by utilising evidence-based psychological interventions.
• Providing consultation, training and joint working opportunities to other service providers across the Homelessness Partnership organisations in their work with homeless people who present with challenging and enduring difficulties relating to complex trauma.
• Building capacity within other services through consultation, case discussion and training to enable clients to stay engaged with services and benefit from the services available.
• Preventing additional traumatisation and distress including vicarious traumatisation within staff groups.
• Enable clients to move on from homelessness, maintain current accommodation and / or prevent crisis presentations.