The work provides the work trainees a reason to get out of the house and also an opportunity to be with others. They get on well with each other and demonstrate strong teamwork.
All of the team are living on their own and have experienced extreme social exclusion and isolation. There are a number of ways the project promotes social inclusion and increases social networks. In collaboration with team members the project manager organizes bi weekly outings which are well attended and introduces individuals to parts of London they have not visited before. As well as these organised activities, friendships have been formed through working closely in a small team. Employees reported feeling less isolated, more confident talking with others and valuing the friendships made through the project. Clinicians from care teams had also observed a positive change in individuals’ wellbeing due to increased social interaction.