WRAP around Care

Kingdom Housing Association’s Support and Care service supports around 260 people throughout Fife and Falkirk and has been providing high quality and personalised support and care services since 1987.

Registered with the Care Inspectorate as a provider of Housing Support and Care at Home Services, services are delivered to people with a range of needs in their own homes, including those with: learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, complex needs, mental health issues, age related needs, homelessness, drug and alcohol addictions and also provide temporary homeless accommodation and services.

We can successfully provide such diverse and innovative services as we invest in staff training and development and are involved in the work of local communities.

Our latest venture saw Support and Care staff complete a WRAP facilitator’s course. WRAP stands for Wellness Recovery Action Planning and was initially developed for people experiencing mental health challenges as a tool to help them take control of their own lives and recovery.

WRAP has been increasingly used for many different areas of life such as: addictions, challenging life experiences, weight loss and more frequently as a way to ensure people can get the most out of life.

Keen to share our new learning within the communities in which we provide services, Kingdom’s newly qualified WRAP facilitators delivered a two day workshop to some members of the Peer Support Group Fife (The Friday Club). The group meet every Friday morning in Broad Street Community Centre, Cowdenbeath, from 9am to 12 noon. They offer each other support or just a friendly place to meet for a cup of tea, a bacon roll and a chat.

The Friday Club can be contacted via Facebook “Peer Support Group Fife (Friday Club)” or pop along to Broad Street Community Centre.

Heather Simpson, Kingdom’s Positive Behaviour Support Officer, one of our newly qualified WRAP facilitators commented, “what a fantastic, interactive group workshop, I hope to organise the next event later in the summer”.

Feed back from the evaluation of the 2 day event was really positive with people commenting:

“I wish I had known about it years ago”,

“it seems so easy to use”,

“I shall definitely be using this from now on”.

Bill Banks, Chief Executive with Kingdom said ‘we provide flexible, responsive and person centred support, delivered by our highly motivated staff teams. Here at Kingdom we are committed to staff training and development, I am delighted that our investment in staff training has also provided some benefits for people living in our local communities”.

If anyone is interested in attending a WRAP workshop please contact the Support and Care team on 01383 741220 or email supportandcare@kingdomhousing.org.uk for further details.