Salvation Army Centre, Cardiff

Ty Gobaith Salvation Army Social Services Centre

Cardiff

National Charitable Organisation Charity No. 215174 (Scotland SC037691)


Aims & Objectives:
Key Aims

  1. To seek to empower the resident and facilitate long-term solutions to their housing and support needs.
  2. To identify the best available options for their rehousing.
  3. To make best use of the housing resources available, as fairly as possible, and without discrimination to those on the resettlement programme.
  4. To ensure that residents referred to other organisations are suitable for those organisations.
  5. To seek to support residents, regarding skills and knowledge required in order for successful move on. Areas include:-
  • Welfare benefits – seeking to maximise the client’s income
  • Training and employment / career choices.
  • Tenancy rights.
  • Cooking / domestic skills – if these are sought.
  • Social skills / networking.
  • Budgeting skills.
  • Coping skills / Basic skills.

6. To promote positive relationships that overcome isolation and encourage interaction with the wider community.

Objectives
  1. Promote independence of our residents
  2. Ensure that residents are consulted, informed and able to participate
  3. Develop partnership working
  4. Provision of spiritual programme
  5. Assist in the prevention of homelessness
  6. Maximise and develop services in order to meet identified strategic need
  7. Improve communication and relationships externally and within the centre
  8. To increase staff knowledge and expertise

ServicesAccommodation and Support.

The Centre has 66 units of accommodation. 12 of these units are self-contained flats.

When a person accesses one of these rooms they will be assessed and be expected to agree to a resettlement plan.

The Bridge Programme
15 rooms have been specially adapted for a residential treatment service for homeless people with dependent substance misuse.

The Programme has been developed and agreed with Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust (now Cardiff and Vale University Health Board) and has been based on the Social Learning Theory Model, which focuses on the causes and consequence of substance misuse. Workers on the Unit will use motivational interviewing techniques to help residents think about their reasons for using substances and to make choices and take action on this basis.

The programme is split into three phases 1.)Preparation 2.)Detox 3.)Therapeutic Aftercare. Each phase of the Programme will involve a timetable which will include group and one to one assessment and support.

Service User Group
The Centre has a diverse service user group with varying support needs. The age range for accommodation at the Centre is eighteen plus. Both male and females are accepted.


Referrals
No waiting list policy is in place, we accept referrals from Temporary Accommodation (TA), Emergency Bed Co-ordinator (EBC), as well as self agency referrals to the Bridge Programme.


Contact
Lee Ball (Centre Manager)

Ty Gobaith, Salvation Army Social Services Centre, Bute Street, Cardiff

Tel: 029 2048 0187

Fax: 029 2048 0708

lee.ball@salvationarmy.org.uk


Last Updated: August 2010
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