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Current Building Relationships & Networks Approach training opportunities:

       Wednesday 26th April 2017 

       9:30 - 16:00    Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY   

       Wednesday 4th October 2017

       9:30 - 16:00   Mactaggart & Meikle, 1 Atlantic Quay, 1 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8JB

Cost £95 per head, please contact training@rocktrust.org for information and booking. Group bookings at a reduced rate.

About the training: Networks Approach training is aimed at professionals who support individuals who are held back by isolation, loneliness and vulnerability as a result of a lack of positive relationships in their life.

Aim: This training will look at the importance of supportive relationships in allowing individuals to make positive steps forward in their life, how individuals can develop positive relationships and improve social skills. The training will also discuss ways for your service to utilise the networks approach in your work.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Resilience, Transitions & the Networks Approach can impact on the individuals using the service
  • Support service users to explore the Networks Approach, improve skills & develop positive relationships.
  • Consider how services can embed the Networks Approach practice in order to improve outcomes for individuals.

Cancellations: Up to 11 days before. Full refund, thereafter full cost incurred. Replacement delegates are allowed at no extra cost.

Over the past year 98% of trainees have stated that they will implement the key elements of this training in to their practice.

To book a place on this training session, please email training@rocktrust.org or telephone 0131 557 4059.


Scottish Social Networks

 This website is for all those who:

  • have an interest in homelessness, social inclusion, communities or mental health and wellbeing
  • are involved in mediation, mentoring or befriending.

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This is the first phase of the website, if you have any ideas or information you think should be included please email us at training@rocktrust.org, telephone 0131 557 4059 or write to us at Scottish Social Networks, 55 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY.

 This Website...

  • presents the evidence on how positive social networks can prevent and resolve homelessness, break down exclusion and enable the development of sustainable communities
  • considers measures to build and rebuild social networks, particularly mentoring, befriending and mediation (identified by the Homelessness Task Force as key measures)
  • shares research, best practice and resources from across Europe, the UK and Scotland