About the Accommodation Based and Move-On Service
The accommodation based service delivered by Liverpool YMCA provides 24/7 intensive support for those that do not have accommodation of their own for nine people at any one time. A move-on service is also offered providing a range of practical guidance to assist service users to secure suitable accommodation.
We use a number of person centred techniques such as Relational Approach and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) to support our clients to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours and understand what promotes satisfying and sustainable relationships and set manageable goals for change. Staff and service users have shared responsibility for the progression and development of a person’s journey.
There have been a number of positive results highlighted with the move-on rate, which currently stands at 90% compared to the average of 65% in general supported accommodation.
Additionally, an individual saving of £80,000 was recorded as a result of the service, due to reductions in hospital admissions, arrests and court fees.
All of these fundamental elements help deliver a complete package of psychologically informed care and support for those who need it most.