Shroton Street is located in a quiet side street near Marylebone Station. It
plays home to 12 individuals at any one time and they typically stay between
six months and one year.
Shroton Street uses the Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) system to work with some of Westminster's long-term
rough sleepers, many who suffer with personality disorders and poor mental
PIE, stemming from work by the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, recognises the high levels of emotional trauma that accompany,
and in many cases precede, an individual becoming homeless, and aims to address
the complex needs of the individual.
Outreach teams in Westminster utilise Shroton
Street for people who need a more personalised and flexible approach.
The project has been successful with some
of the more long-term, entrenched and isolated rough sleepers who find a busy
hostel difficult to be in, or for stable individuals needing a quieter
project. Residents work closely with their keyworker to develop their
life skills and form positive relationships.
Residents receive a high degree of
interaction with the staff, and individuals who may be withdrawn or socially isolated
get more support. Shroton Street uses a
PIE approach and works with counsellors and other mental health services
Staff and residents regularly celebrate cultural and sports events together such as Christmas, Eid, the Olympic Games and World Cup and get out and about for communal outings. Recently, residents went on a fishing trip out into the Surrey countryside.
There are a number of one bedroom training
flats in the immediate area that are used by Shroton Street residents as they move
towards independent living. Clients can stay for up to two years before being moved on to
a clearing house, sheltered housing or their own rented accommodation.
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