It doesn’t matter how many people believe in it – if things don’t change at a funding and local authority level, we just can’t get a grip on it and it feels like we’re treading water.
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Only when organisational culture changes can the PTS have the autonomy and understanding it needs to have a real impact.
The approach gets diluted as everyone says they are doing strength-based work without understanding the level of change that’s really involved.
Leaders who are interested and believe in the PTS show up and make efforts to change their organisation and the system.
The further decision making is from people, the less likely it is that organisations can identify the right problem and find the right solutions.
By 2016 Mayday Trust had been prototyping a new Person-led, Transitional and Strength-based Response (the PTS) to working with people experiencing tough times for over four years and had started to see positive and statistically significant results. People working with the PTS, formerly known as the Personal Transitions Service, reported an improved, more respectful experience; […]
Former Lead Commissioner for Supported Housing and Rough Sleeper Services, Robert White, has made a bold move from Westminster City Council to join Mayday Trust, an organisation which has found that people are being institutionalised and trapped in social care systems. Robert joins Mayday as Director of Change to drive a paradigm shift throughout London […]
Mayday welcomes Robert White to the team. “Are you nervous?” “Are you scared?” “That’s quite a change, what will you actually be doing?” These were all valid questions, but all they really did was make me increasingly concerned that I hadn’t made the right decision. Leaving the Local Authority and joining an organisation that is […]
In 2011 Mayday did something that we hadn’t done before – we deeply listened to the people working and living with us. We didn’t ask the usual questions about people’s needs or what services they thought they needed, instead, we started each conversation with a single question, what do you think of the services you […]
Mayday Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie McEver as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees and Vincent Bowen as Vice Chair. Julie McEver is Deputy Corporate Director (Programmes and Projects) at Local Partnerships with responsibility for a wide-ranging set of programmes and projects. Local Partnerships is a joint venture between […]
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