Social networks - why are they important to homeless people?
Written by Lesley Stenhouse, Co-ordinator, Scottish Social Networks Forum
The Scottish Social Networks Forum is being established to raise awareness of the important role that mentoring, befriending and mediation services can play in enabling homeless people to rebuild positive social networks and to support organisations developing these services. It is a direct response by the Rock Trust and Communities Scotland to the Homelessness Taskforce recommendation that such initiatives should be nationally co-ordinated.
Lesley Stenhouse , as Co-ordinator of the Forum , discusses the importance of networks and network building in the lives of homeless people.