Our Assertive Outreach Programme assists those who are or have been through the homeless system, suffering severe mental health problems and drug and alcohol addictions.
The Assertive Outreach Service work closely with people who have severe and complex problems and a tendency to disengage from services. These individuals frequently experience relapses which can result in hospital admissions and homelessness.
Mental health and other services have traditionally been delivered in settings where the individual agrees to specific tasks at a pre-arranged time.
In assertive outreach, the worker goes to see the individual in his or her own environment that they feel most comfortable, whenever or wherever it is most needed and most effective. This will then provide a more flexible approach that promotes the health and wellbeing of the individual.