We decided to join Mayday as a PTS Innovation Partner after being inspired by their vision for the future of services which help people exit homelessness or going through other tough times, focusing on strengths, not deficits. This chimed with our thinking and direction, but Mayday brought significant evidence and learning about how to deliver this type of service. We have already started to see changes within our culture, frontline staff and people we work with. Becky Elton- Director of Operations at Changing Lives
Through Mayday’s journey to develop the PTS it became clear that it takes far more than simply changing elements of a traditional approach to deliver strength based support. Instead, it requires full commitment to organisational change, from the frontline, all the way to the top.
Mayday Trust offers organisations the opportunity to transform, to become fully strength based, by changing your organisational culture and practice to create a whole systems approach for people they work with.
Mayday currently has a growing network of PTS Innovation Partners, made up of other delivery organisations and commissioners, who have adopted the PTS framework and approach, and all work toward the shared PTS vision – a world where systems work for people going through tough times.
The PTS Accreditation
Mayday has developed the PTS Accreditation to help guide organisations through internal, systemic and cultural change. It will also provide a framework to evidence the integrity of a strength based PTS approach. The Accreditation brings together collective learning from the National PTS Partnerships to influence wider systems change.
The Mayday Trust PTS model provides a thought provoking challenge to the homelessness system and how we work with individuals. As a local authority we are keen to reshape our relationship with the people we work with in the hope that outcomes for them and the authority may be different in the future.” Housing Team Leader at South Northamptonshire Council
If you feel the system needs to change and work for people going through tough times, you want to find out more or express an interest in joining the PTS movement as a partner, we’d love to hear from you. Simply fill out the contact form below.