Monday, November 24, 2014

Working Together
to end Homelessness

What we do

CATH Community Outreach was established in 1998 and has been operational for 13 years.

Within the Outreach team we endeavor to reduce the numbers of people who are rough sleeping or at risk of losing their tenancy.

We work with individuals using a person centered approach. Regardless of the circumstances a service user may find themselves in they will be supported respected and treated with dignity at all times.

Any individual aged 16+ can access the service of the outreach team. We will attempt to ensure that each individual’s immediate issues are addressed whether they are rough sleeping, at risk of homelessness, living in temporary accommodation or simply require advice.

How we do it

  • We identify potential service users through active outreach work within the community, including monitoring locations of rough sleepers and through contact with all relevant agencies
  • Engage with service users to enable them to gain access to existing accommodation and community services
  • Assess service users needs and plan initial course of action
  • Refer service users onto the most suitable agency for their needs
  • Act as a point of contact for the service user
  • To maintain contact with service users not wishing to access accommodation
  • To act as an advocate on behalf of service users
  • To respond effectively and rapidly to any situation
  • To provide crisis intervention
  • Basic tenancy support

Contact Us

CATH Day Centre - 01738 633 077 (Available Mon - Fri between 0900 - 1700)

Gillian - 07955 333 163

Conor - 07955 333 164

If you require support outwith these hours, please contact staff at:

CATH House
47 York Place

01738 449 331

Our staff are available 24 hrs a day to offer advice.

The services delivered

  • From our base
  • On the street
  • Peoples own homes
  • Hostels/supported accommodation
  • Via telephone
  • Through referrals both internal & external

We can also refer service users on to other appropriate agencies if required. The length of engagement is determined by the individual’s needs and personal support requirements.

Contact Details

Churches Action for the Homeless
188-190 High Street

CATH is a charity registered in Scotland No. SC021740

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