Established in 1989, Positive Steps has grown to become a major agency dedicated to promoting the health, wellbeing and social lifestyles of vulnerable adults irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. As a not-for-profit Christian charity based in Scotland, Positive Steps has enabled vulnerable adults locally and internationally to overcome various barriers to sustain their independence through provision of key services: Housing Support, Accommodation Service, Flexi Care, T.A.O.S (Temporary Accommodation Outreach Service) and R.H.P.S (Repeat Homeless Prevention Service) services. Therefore, we have developed services and programmes to support and enable an individual to make an informed choice. We work with individuals who have a wide range of potential barriers to sustain independent living and are impacted by mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse, offending behaviour, homelessness and poverty. Sometimes the individuals we work with have to deal with more than one barrier in their lives and we can provide the support, care, accommodation and practical assistance required for people to overcome such barriers to enable vulnerable adults to reach their full potential.
Positive steps provide a range of services for vulnerable people. These include housing support, temporary accommodation outreach service, repeat homeless prevention service, supported accommodation service, accessing tenancies in the social care and private rented sectors for vulnerable people in housing need. Flexi Care a new care at home service. Education and training, and STEP a nine week programme developed to engage with vulnerable people about lifestyle issues using action learning techniques. We can also provide a social research and evaluation service.