How an asset-based approach can change lives (New Local)

In a guest blog for New Local, Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership’s Programme Director Sarah Cooke explores what it means to take an asset-based approach when tackling homelessness – and why it’s important to change the system, not the person.

We stopped putting people into boxes according to their needs and instead began with a blank page and a conversation. By stripping back the process like this – and ‘un-learning’ everything that had been considered as essential for effective support – we were able to create time and space to listen. […]

And the more we listen to our participants, the more we learn about the benefits of doing something differently.”

Head over to New Local – here – to read the full piece!