Support people at risk of rough sleeping

The Society of St James require volunteers in Portsmouth to help support the new integrated support service for people at risk of rough sleeping.

The purpose of the service is to provide safe, sustainable accommodation for people at risk of rough sleeping, and work with them to facilitate a move-onto suitable, sustainable and settled housing. Volunteers will support the service users to engage with, and move through, the Homelessness Pathway.

Key Tasks - Supporting clients with actions identified in their Individual Support Plans (ISPs) - Welcoming new Service users into the service - Supporting with Service User consultations - Working in partnership with other agency’s such as Portsmouth City Council - Supporting staff with welfare checks - Supporting clients to engage with a range of activities in the pathway and the community - Supporting clients to maintain a safe and comfortable accommodation space - Accompanying clients to attend appointments - Participating in daily handovers

All applicants will be at least 6 months clear of using any SSJ services.


OUR VALUES The Society of St James (SSJ) believes that every human being is of worth and worthy of respect. We will respond to each individual on the basis of their current needs and situations and we are prepared to take risks in order to house and support the most vulnerable and socially excluded members of our society.

CORE VALUES We have three core values on which everything we do and every decision that we make is based:

RESPECT - we value and respect individuals, communities, colleagues and resources RESPONSE - we respond proactively and positively to change, opportunities, risk and challenges RECOGNITION - we recognise every individuals\' strengths and asset and do all that we can to help them reach their full potential


  • Limited Physical Access
  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require references

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1-2 St Michael\'s Rd

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