By Alex Fox, CEO of Mayday Trust. Alex believes that the UK’s charities and public services have one goal: to create ways for people who want support, and people who want to help, to meet as equals. What works best in support services usually feels small, human and personal. Alex is fascinated by how to
Conversations that Challenge: Failure: Does fear hold us back from changing systems? Thursday, July 7 12pm - 1pm Failure can often paralyse us. Fear of failing stops us from taking risks. Reaction to failure can damage trust in organisations. Made worse by competitive commissioning markets, it can create silo organisations that are defensive about getting
Jen Daffin is a Community Clinical Psychologist with a passion for social justice. She has 15 years experiences of working across NHS mental health and learning disability services and now works for a mental health and social change charity called Platfform. On Tuesday 24th of May Jen hosted a Conversations that Challenge event which explored
New System’s Alliance partner Mayday Trust release their latest ‘Wisdoms from Strength-Based Working’ findings. Mayday Trust conducted a ‘Wisdom’ deep listening consultation or exercise with those working to support people through tough times such as homelessness as part of its PTS Frontline Network activities to understand the impact of a pioneering strength-based and person-led support
Conversations that Challenge: Are good relationships possible in a broken system? Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022. Time: 11am- 12pm Location: Zoom Free tickets here. Positive, healing relationships are one of the most significant ways we can help people overcome trauma and create connection. The best outcomes for people result from positive, healing relationships that listen,
Trigger warning: this content contains mention of abuse in all forms. I’m Still a Risk, a poem by Simon Whitter. I was put into care at 11 years old, disposed of by my family, beaten black and blue. This wasn’t my choice, but I’m the risk. Raped and abused by people there to protect me.
NEF Consulting Report: Evaluating the Person-Led, Transitional and Strength Based Response’ – A New Way to Respond to Homelessness
NEF Consulting was commissioned to conduct a two-year evaluation of the Person-Led, Transitional and Strength Based (PTS) Response delivered by Mayday Trust in Northampton and its partner Changing Lives in Newcastle. The PTS brings together an asset-based approach and advantaged thinking to work with people transitioning out of homelessness and other difficult life transitions.
Lifting the Lid on PTS: Strengths-Based Support and System Reform Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022. Time: 9:15am - 1pm Free tickets here. Are you ready for change? Are you ready for change that works? Through listening to people’s experiences of the systems available when you experience a tough time, Mayday Trust and the New System