GOALS is a two-day work-focused motivational training programme designed for socially excluded people that challenges the way people think, feel and behave. Integrating elements from a range of psychological interventions with a healthy dose of 'common sense', GOALS helps people take control of their lives, build their confidence and self-esteem, take responsibility and plan for a brighter future.
Fuchsia is a four-week structured day programme developed by SHP for clients who are in recovery from substance misuse or mental health issues, or have an offending history and require more intensive support to move into employment. Whereas GOALS is a highly structured, employment-focused programme, Fuchsia is flexible and can be adapted by the different SHP services. Its purpose is to:
• Enable clients to recognise their skills
• Provide structure, routine and activity outside hostels and treatment
• Promote peer support relationships
• Broaden horizons and promote different types of opportunities to clients
• Give taster sessions in IT, literacy and numeracy to identify where skills need to be developed.
This programme was nominated for the Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award in 2011.