The Aspirations Programme supports each individual in their journey from homelessness into sustained independent living, and looks at areas relating to:
- Health and wellbeing
- Education, training and employment
- Financial management
- Independent living
The Aspirations Pyramid sets the order of priority for addressing the needs of the new resident. As a first step in tackling the issues in the Aspirations Pyramid, we use the Outcomes Star, a useful tool used across the sector to asses where people are on their journey to independent living.
The residents score themselves on a variety of different aspects allowing them to identify the areas in their lives that need to be changed or improved upon. This forms their Personal Development Plan which helps to bridge the gap between the current and the hoped-for positions on the Outcomes Star. A resident’s focus area could range from social relationships, self-care, health to money management, or another need.
The programme supports the recovery process by rebuilding confidence, drawing out the resident’s strengths and competences, abilities and interests that a resident may never have recognised. These skills can be in music, art, sport, hospitality, teaching/mentoring, catering, constructions skills, any many more.
Every resident is assigned a key worker – we call them Lifestyle Architects – who will support them throughout their stay at Caritas Anchor House.