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Alleviating Homelessness - Mind, Music and Movement

(Hertfordshire)

Courses offering those who are homeless the opportunity to improve their physical and mental well-being. Through a comprehensive package of mindfulness training, music therapy and fitness courses designed to develop a healthy body and mind, everyone will be able to improve their mental health, build self-esteem and achieve their full potential.

Our goals:

  • To support an average of 25 individuals per fitness session, 8 regular participants in mindfulness workshops and 10 individuals for music workshops. Numbers of participants will be recorded by session leaders and will determine reactive advertising.
  • A marked increase in the mental and physical well-being of service users. This will be monitored through service user surveys taken at check-in and check-out and recorded using the outcomes star and on our bespoke service user database.
  • A sustained increase in the physical activity of service users. This will be recorded through questioning in key-working sessions and will be compared against NHS guidelines to create individual support plans.
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How we will achieve our goals

Each course of physical and mental well-being sessions would only be possible with the support of the Community Award. As all funding for and income from the Community Market Garden is currently allocated to the rental and running costs of the service, such a beneficial program could only be delivered with the generosity of charitable bodies.

Where the money will go

Provision of such courses by New Hope will take the pressure off the local public services such as the police and NHS. This course provides not only health benefits and extension to a rough sleeper’s average lifespan but is also an opportunity to socialise and is a meaningful use of time, helping to reduce the visibility of homeless in the town.

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  1. Posted on September 5, 2017

    This such a interesting project it gives people a place in society, whilst enhancing their physical and mental health and wellbeing . these projects are in short supply and need to be highlighted for the benefits it gives to those experiencing difficulties in their lives.

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