Scottish Outreach Worker
After research identified a growing number of homeless Scots on the streets, we launched this service in 2014.
Client support needs
Those we support often have complex support needs:
mental health issues
physical health needs
drug and substance misuse
have been brought up in care
have spent time in prison
This highlights the complexity of the work carried out by our Outreach workers, and this often means more intense engagement is required over a sustained period of time with clients.
Interventions with clients can vary massively, and can last from 2 weeks to 18 months and more. With a shortage of housing available across boroughs, this can mean clients waiting for several months on accommodation. Therefore, our Outreach team ensure they have whatever support they require in the interim, whilst also liaising with relevant agencies to ensure this process happens as quickly as possible.
Billy grew up in Edinburgh. As an early teenager, he suffered a major trauma. To read more about Billy’s story and how Borderline helped click the link below.