There’s a lot of talk within the sector around strength based practice and asset based work, but what does it mean to really work in a genuinely person-led way?
Based on years of experience developing a whole systems approach to strength based work, we are delighted to present System Reflect, a one day session that shares the learning (and sometimes the pain) of developing and delivering the Personal Transitions Service, a highly personalised, grassroots approach that places power and control in the hands of the people, not the system.
This session is experiential and allows for reflection on the current deficit based system, debunks some of the myths around people going through tough times. It aims to challenge mind-sets and behaviours around ‘fixing’ and power dynamics, explores how strength based approaches work in practice and how internal culture and external systems need to change to create the environment for people to genuinely take the lead.
- Reflection on the current deficit/ needs based system
- Overview, background and development of the Personal Transitions Service
- Reflection on the effects of the current system for the people we work with
- Fixing and segregation
- Strength based, person-led approach in practice
- Internal culture
- Contributing to wider systemic change
- Gain an improved understanding of the current deficit system
- Reflection on the impact of traditional services on people going through tough times, such as homelessness
- Gain greater insight of how the current system feels for those going through it
- Gain knowledge of how PTS was developed and the benefits for people going through tough times
- Learn the basics of the PTS and practice how to apply them when working with people going through tough times
Who’s it for?
- Individuals working with people going through tough life transitions
- Senior Managers
- Marketing and Fundraising Teams
- Housing Teams
- Anyone who has a passion for systems change!