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Principles of Service

Peter McVerry Trust is committed to developing its formal and informal links with other relevant agencies with the aim of improving overall service provision to clients. The main principles underlying all our services are:

Housing First

Peter McVerry Trust provides a range of high quality, professional services through a ‘Housing with Support’ model, based on the principles of housing first.  This is achieved while keeping the respect and dignity of the client at the centre of all we do.  This model aims to provide a range of services to clients to facilitate their journey into mainstream society, addressing their diverse range of needs along the way.

Inter-agency Model of Working

Peter McVerry Trust understands the importance of inter-agency working in order to improve co-ordination of service delivery, eliminate gaps in services, assist in client progression between agencies and decrease duplication of services. Peter McVerry Trust is committed to developing its formal and informal links with other relevant agencies with the aim of improving overall service provision to clients.

Organisational Collaboration

Peter McVerry Trust is committed to working in partnership with sister organisations for the benefit of clients by enhancing service delivery, increasing cost efficiencies, reducing unnecessary duplication of services and further developing opportunities for progression.  The current economic climate demands more than ever that we explore opportunities for greater collaboration and shared service delivery.

The Homeless Agency Competency Framework

The Homeless Agency Competency Framework is a working manual and toolkit for the Homeless Services Sector. It has been designed to assist hiring service area and HR managers across the sector in recruiting and promoting professional and competent staff who will have the skills and competencies to serve the sector.  It ensures that effective and consistent standards are upheld in the sector. It also raises the awareness of prospective workers of the competencies that are required to work in the sector. Peter McVerry Trust has been involved in the roll-out of the Framework to date and is committed to this on-going work in partnership with the Homeless Agency.