SSA Connections Centre
STREET SOCCER ACADEMY CONNECTIONS CENTRE
SSA Connections Centre provides one-to-one assistance to service users to establish vital community connections by accessing help from our network of partner agencies. Through the Connections Centre individuals create for themselves a sustainable lifestyle supported by a network of connections from within the community where they live, ultimately defeating isolation and loneliness.
7 FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES
The issues dealt with through the SSA Connections Centre can be listed in seven broad categories and these are outlined below:-
Accommodation – Ensuring that our service users are housed in suitable accommodation, providing a safe, comfortable refuge and the base for a stable life.
Family & 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.
Finance – 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.