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Are you tired of failing systems?

Together, we are allies working to change the systems people come up against when they experience tough times.

What Change?

We want to create a systems that listen to you if you're going through a tough time. Systems that focus on your strengths and give you choice and control over your life.


Current systems often focus on people’s problems and what they can’t do. They put people into categories which make sense to services, but not to people. They make people jump through hoops to get small amounts of help. They take over people’s lives, which stops them from rebuilding and leaving service support behind.

What Systems?

If you go through a tough time you will often encounter multiple public service systems - homelessness, mental health, social care and probation… this can be impossible to navigate.


We don’t just want to ‘join up’ systems which don’t work. We want all public services in an area to align themselves around working in a more person-led, strengths-based way which puts the individual in control.

What Tough Times?

Tough times are unique to each person, but at present we are working with people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency, having a long term health condition, domestic abuse and interacting with the criminal justice system.


We talk about tough times in recognition that people’s individual situations rarely fit neatly into public service boxes, and in solidarity: we will all go through tough times at some point in our lives.

How are we going to change systems?

We are demonstrating radically different ways to support individuals who are going through tough times. And we are supporting whole organisations and areas to become strengths-based in everything they do. 


The New System Alliance is being taken out across the UK by; Mayday Trust, Homeless Network Scotland and Platfform with the vital support of the National Lottery Community Fund.

Together we are influencing systems change through delivering strengths-based work and sharing our learning with organisations and areas across the UK.

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What’s next

  • You believe that systems surrounding tough times need to change
  • You are open to new ideas, even the big scary ones!
  • You want to connect with others who have an appetite for change