THRIVE provides a unique package of permanent accommodation and life-long support for vulnerable people, who have experienced lives characterised by adverse experiences, trauma and chaos. THRIVE clients have experienced drug and alcohol problems, mental health problems and chronic health conditions, against a background of homelessness, insecure accommodation, difficulties with tenancy sustainment, involvement in the criminal justice system and exclusion elsewhere. Clients become ‘members’ of THRIVE for life and in the case of chronic and terminal conditions people will be supported to access palliative care and end-of-life care.
THRIVE seeks to support people to achieve stability and an improved quality of life, rather than focusing on the problem behaviours, and expecting radical change. Whilst the package involves support to access health care, drug and alcohol treatment and mental health support, there is also a budget for activities, and to fund the interests and hobbies that clients might be encouraged to resume or take up. There is a focus on positive experiences and relationships, resilience and coping. Each caseworker has five clients, offering up to eight hours of support and contact per person each week. The service operates Monday to Friday, 9 – 5pm and so additional care and support packages are commissioned from social care, outside of these hours, where needed.
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