- delivering EXCELLENCE
- generating HOPE
- providing DIGNITY
- fuelling AMBITION
Street Soccer Academy’s model is outcome-based and revolves around incentivised living programmes which aim to motivate individuals to overcome long-term issues and barriers to development. This method has proven effective in integrating isolated people into communities. Working with individuals with problems related to homelessness, offending behaviour, substance misuse, long-term unemployment and health issues, our four main services (shown below) provide a robust support framework with which these issues can be addressed.
Through each of our regional centres Street Soccer Academy looks to address seven fundamental issues on behalf of our service users. Each individual’s requirements are assessed according to these issues on the understanding that many will have multiple and complex needs. Timescales for attendance and support are created based upon quarterly appraisals which look at each individuals situation and the progress they make towards their goals.
Ensuring that our service users are housed in suitable accommodation, providing a safe, comfortable refuge and the base for a stable life.
Families & Community Support
Enabling our service users to develop and maintain relationships with family and community to provide support, encouragement, guidance and commitment to reintegration and rehabilitation.
Drugs & Alcohol
Challenging our service users to change their behaviour with regard to drugs and alcohol through positive influence and professional advice provided by our partner agencies.
Attitudes, Thinking & Behaviour
The development and application of effective problem-solving abilities, pro-social strategies for managing difficult emotions/situations and in dealing with peers. The aim is to change behaviour by positive influence.
Physical & Mental Health
Ensuring that primary health needs are met and encouraging our service users to establish healthy lifestyles that contribute to employment, learning, leisure activity and acceptable social behaviour.
Employment, Learning & Skills
Developing skills, learning and accreditation to enable our service users to enter into or continue with employment, training and education and to establish legitimate earning capacity and self-support.
Ensuring that issues are not compounded by financial difficulties, our service users are given opportunity to manage financial problems. We want to ensure our beneficiaries are financially secure and have the skills to manage within their budget.