Project information

Positive Activities for Homeless People

Meaningful activities give homeless people something positive to do with the aim of building their self esteem, developing their skills and supporting social networks away from the streets.

12 months

Charity information: Threshold Housing Link

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  • Need


    A lack of meaningful activities is a contributory factor in anti-social activity, this preventative project helps to mitigate the potential for this behaviour and petty criminality.


    A programme of different activities will help build self-esteem and confidence while providing an antidote to boredom. Activities can be one off or more regular, in groups or as individuals. Working with local partners activities may include volunteering to learn new skills or to improve the health and well being of the individual e.g. sport, gardening or creative activity. Projects will be flexible and engaging.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase the number of homeless people of Swindon engaged in positive activities


    » Provide a programme of different activities

    What success will look like

    Success will be more than 50% of the homeless people within Threshold projects

  • Impact


    There are different levels of success for individuals - outcomes are measured by the 'outcomes star' and development through attendance or attainment certificates. Some will move closer to full time education training or employment by developing the skills (time keeping, motivation) to positively engage with more formal programmes.


    That too few homeless people engage with the activities. This will be addressed through engaging with the individuals in order to find the appropriate activities for them.


    Through monthly emails explaining progress and forthcoming activities

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £19,250

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,750 Activities Providing at least ten group activities incl. cost of Duke of Edinburgh
      £15,500 Staff Part-time co-ordinator
  • Background




    Local homeless people

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Threshold has over 40 years experience of working with the homeless of Swindon. We work everyday with the beneficiaries of this project, we know how to engage with them and how to support them through this project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Donna Harris

    Donna has the passion and enthusiasm to ensure that this project is a success. She knows the homeless well and is trusted and respected by them.