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PATH logo colour - small.pngIn 2017/18 Cymorth Cymru worked in partnership with the ACE Support Hub and the local authority Housing Networks Project to develop and deliver the PATH Training Programme. 

Funded by the Welsh Government's Homelessness Prevention Grant, its overall aim is to prevent homelessness through developing psychologically-informed approaches to meeting people's housing and support needs. The training is organised and coordinated by Cymorth Cymru and delivered by a team of experienced, high quality practitioners and trainers on behalf of Cymorth.

During 2019/20 we secured additional funding to deliver phase 3 of the PATH Programme. Download the latest PATH training brochure here.

Who is the training targeted at?

The training was primarily developed for organisations which support people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and people who receive support to help them to access and maintain a tenancy. This includes:

  • Third sector homelessness and housing-related support providers
  • Registered social landlords
  • Local authority housing options, homelessness and Supporting People teams

However, we have recently delivered the training to people from a range of organisations who provide support to people with substance use problems.

1-day PIE Foundation

The 1-day PIE Foundation course in Psychologically Informed Environments will help staff learn more about the PIE approach and how this can influence their role in a positive way. The training helps improve understanding of people with complex needs and ACEs, as well as learning to use psychological tools and skills that can be useful in improving the outcomes of interactions with service users, support sessions and meetings.

1-day PIE for Leaders and Commissioners

The 1-day PIE for Leaders and Commissioners course will focus on the importance of leadership for this approach to be embedded both within a whole organisation and for effective partnership working. It will provide an overview of trauma informed principles and how using a PIE approach can make business sense. It will demonstrate how PIE is not simply a set of techniques aimed at service clients, but a cultural framework for how different parts of an organisation can relate to each other. You can download our PIE Framework here.

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PATH in Action is the resulting two-day programme which will be delivered in-house to individual organisations - but can also be delivered to two smaller organisations who are happy to work together. It will build on the learning that staff have gained from the PIE Foundation and the PIE for Leaders and Commissioners courses, and support organisations to address specific issues and challenges which relate to their particular organisation or operational context.

The PATH partners

  • Cymorth Cymru: The umbrella body for homelessness and housing-related support services in Wales. Cymorth Cymru acts as the 'voice of the sector', influencing the development and implementation of policy that affects our members and the people they support. We work in partnership with members and other stakeholders to prevent homelessness and support people to live independent, fulfilled lives.
  • ACE Support Hub: The ACE Support Hub has been set up by a voluntary collaboration of organisations called Cymru Well Wales, to support you in making changes that make Wales a leader in tackling and preventing ACEs. Working with you, our mission is to share ideas and learning, and to challenge and change ways of working so together, we break the cycle of ACEs.
  • Housing Networks Project: The Housing (Homelessness and Supporting People) Networks Project aims to support Local Authorities in developing and implementing effective responses to homelessness as well as ensuring that Supporting People practices are developed effectively to tackle local, regional and national, needs and objectives.
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Company Registration No: 5093332
Charity No: 1116774