What we do
Two Step typically helps around 260 people experiencing homelessness to find suitable accommodation every year. We work in partnership with night shelters, day centres, councils and other charities that refer people to us. The diagram shows how people access our service – the blue circles indicate where people can volunteer. Click/tap stories to read about some of the people we have helped.
Helping someone who is homeless is often more complex than just finding them find somewhere to live. We find the model from Jon Kuhrt helpful when trying to support someone - for more information see this article from his blog.
Three types of poverty:
1. Resources – cannot afford accommodation, food and other essentials
2. Relationships – Cities can be very lonely places if you don’t have friends and family who are able help you and encourage you
3. Identity – if you feel ignored or have had a difficult past it can affect your sense of self
The Two Step programme seeks to help provide the support to address all these forms of poverty so that we can house people and help them move forward in life. If you want to know more about how you could help people practically, go to https://www.twostep.org.uk/get-involved
To find out about how to refer to Two Step click/tap Referring to Two Step
To find out about volunteering opportunities click/tap Get involved
Due to funding challenges, we are sadly not able to take self-referrals at present. If you want details of how to get help if you are currently homeless click/tap here: Get help