Work with Rough Sleepers
Path's Rough Sleepers Team works with people on the streets of Plymouth, aiming to support them into accommodation. It also works with those at risk of sleeping rough, preventing them from reaching the street; and it carries out, and leads on, strategic work with partner agencies, supporting and ensuring coordinated approaches to addressing rough sleeping.
The rough sleeper services Path provide are:
Working with rough sleepers who are on the streets through 2 morning outreach sessions and follow up sessions for specific case work. The purpose of outreach work is to enable quick first contact, engage with those on the streets and motivate them to participate with the support that is available. This essential service identifies those who are not engaged with services and supports them in engaging or re-engaging.
Delivered through 5 morning drop-ins a week at the Shekinah Mission & by follow up work. This is a service for rough sleepers, former rough sleepers at risk of returning to the streets and those at risk of becoming rough sleepers because of their current lifestyles. The purpose of this work is to provide timely advice and refer appropriately to those agencies that are setup to meet the clients' needs.
Managed by Path and monitored by Plymouth City Council, the city's Rough Sleeper Development Worker is a part-time post tasked with coordinating the city's approach to rough sleeper work, ensuring consistency and communication between both statutory and voluntary sectors. The primary task is to support, review and monitor implementation of the Rough Sleepers Strategy for the city. In addition, this post currently manages the Rough Sleeper team.