Meaningful Activities Programme

Meaningful Activities programme

After listening to the issues and challenges people sleeping rough face we developed a meaningful activity programme for people with experience of homelessness.

Our aim is to reduce social isolation and give people a safe environment where they can engage in meaningful activity and build a positive peer network. Once people move into accommodation they can continue to engage with the sessions and be part of the groups.

These programmes are designed to help service users develop important practical skills whilst also improving their mental health and wellbeing and reducing isolation.

These include activities such as football, art and photography, cookery, both informal and structured discussion groups and the opportunity to volunteer.

For Recovery month both in 2019 and 2021 we put on an exhibition that included artwork from the evening groups alongside established artists and service users from the recovery service.

We also staged our own exhibition as part of being one of the ambassadors for the British Art Show in 2022,

We wanted the exhibition to show that even when people are sleeping rough and in early stages of recovery, they have skills, talents and strengths. 

You can view a virtual tour of the exhibition HERE or download the accompanying magazine HERE

For more details about the meaningful activity programme email [email protected]

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