PIEs, communities, and a sense of belonging

Recovery is a very personal, very individual thing. But that doesn't mean it needs to be solitary. For many, living with some degree of companionship is helpful; for some, necessary; and for some, it may be a measure of their successful 're-inclusion'. The question is how to find the degree of community and social support that is right for each individual.

We may tend to think of the community 'dimension' therefore as an issue primarily in successful re-housing.  The suggestion that there might be a community work dimension also to the journey INTO services and resettlement may seem more far fetched. Yet for many, the easy acceptance of the community on the streets is something very hard to leave.

As we recognise the importance work working with relationships, recognising the significance of the relationships people do have on the streets, and outside of services, is a territory that we need to engage with.

 

Further material

  • Introducing the PIE approach
  • Built environment and adaptations
  • Using the whole environment:
  • PIEs, outreach and community
  • PIEs in 'single site' Housing First
  • PIEs in clinical work
  • 'Psychologically informed business environments'
  • Whole systems change
  • PIE Techniques
  • PIEs and ‘exclusion- informed research’

 

1811 Eastlake – Daniel Malone et al – An example of 'single site housing' creating a supportive recovery community within the Housing First model (Coming Soon)

Bell Hotel Supportive Housing Project -  PIEs in Housing First - single site permanent supported Recovery Housing (Coming soon)

Building recovery communities – Brian Morgan –  peer support for recovery from addiction; a psychologically informed business environment;  HERE

Car, bus, tram or unicorn – Ruth Franceska - outreach work; fresh thoughts on constructive use of the 'found' environment (2) HERE

Community work in homelessness outreach – Brendan Plante HERE

 

Simon Community Leith  - youth work; community project  (Coming Soon)

Veterans Community Project, Kansas City – Kevin Jamieson - community and peer support in transitional housng  HERE

 

Y foundation’s single site accommodation – PIEs in single site Housing First in Finland HERE

 

Add: Keegan and Crabtree

 

1811 Eastlake – Daniel Malone et al – An example of 'single site housing' creating a supportive recovery community within the Housing First model (Coming Soon)

Bell Hotel Supportive Housing Project -  PIEs in Housing First - single site permanent supported Recovery Housing (Coming soon)

Building recovery communities – Brian Morgan –  peer support for recovery from addiction; a psychologically informed business environment;  HERE

Veterans Community Project, Kansas City – Kevin Jamieson - community and peer support in transitional housng  HERE

Y foundation’s single site accommodation – PIEs in single site Housing First in Finland HERE

 

Car, bus, tram or unicorn – Ruth Franceska - outreach work; fresh thoughts on constructive use of the 'found' environment (2) HERE

Community work in homelessness outreach – Brendan Plante HERE

 

Simon Community Leith  - youth work; community project  (Coming Soon)

 

Add: Keegan and Crabtree