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Shadowing Fund

Shadowing Fund

Shadowing Fund

Have you ever wanted to find out more about how another service works or how a similar service in another area operates – what they do the same or differently to how you work? If so, we think one of the best ways to learn about them is to visit them. Through our shadowing fund you can apply for up to £500 to cover the cost of transport (and accommodation if it is miles away!) to visit another organisation. All we ask in return is that you share what you learn from your visit. 


Highlights from shadowing Cyrenians

Joe from Justlife went to visit Cyrenians to find out how they were engaging with decision makers. 

Joe met with Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians CEO, and chatted about the importance of creating systems that value compassion and trusted relationships for both organisation staff and service users alike. 

He also attended an event seeking to consult frontline workers on how the Scottish Government should spend £50 million over the next 5 years to end homelessness. Joe said that he "left my time with Cyrenians charged to improve our engagement with decision makers.". 

Since then the Brighton and Hove Frontline Network, hosted by Justlife, has put on a local event aimed at building relationships between the local DWP team and frontline workers. 

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