The current systems people encounter when they seek support through tough times, such as homelessness or emotional distress, 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, or keep them stuck in services which have stopped helping them. They reflect some of the most entrenched inequalities in society, like poverty and racism, which means these systems and therefore services, aren’t always fair and equal in what they offer.
The solution to this is systems which always see us as people, not as problems, and which try to meet us equals, valuing and building on our strengths and potential. The New System Alliance is for people and organisations who are coming together to make this new public service system.
The New System Alliance is brought to you 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.
Become a New System Ally and receive regular updates and join our monthly events.