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  • Project Aims

    The aims and purposes of our project are:

    • To provide a structured supportive environment for homeless people.
    • Incorporate support planning to facilitate intervention and addressing Service Users’ needs in engaging relevant services.
    • Allocated linkworker system to promote inter-agency working.
    • Resident support ref. benefits, employment, training opportunities.
    • Assessment and development of life skills.
    • To develop social and recreational opportunities through appropriate external agencies and M.U.S.T. Hostel’s own outings and recreation activities.
    • Active resettlement process with support towards more suitable, long-term housing through inter-agency working.
  • Values

    As well as the aims of our project we also encourage certain values, these are:

    Personal Integrity: Honesty, Openness, Reliability, Accountability and Confidentiality.

    The Importance of Every Individual: Treating people as we would want to be treated and working in a non-discriminatory way with all people.

    The Importance of Working Together: Being supportive and working as part of a team. Recognising that we achieve more when working in harmony both within the organisation and with our partners than we can achieve by working on our own.

    Professional competence: Getting the basics right to be highly regarded in our field, maximum delegation, empowerment and development of all staff.

Staff

  • Lyndsey O'Neill

    Manager

  • Jason Whatley

    Deputy Manager

  • Eithna Shields

    Floating Support Officer

  • Joanne Montague

    Floating Support Officer

Testimonials:

  • You have helped me get things sorted out and I would love to keep in touch if at all possible. I would like to end by saying this:the Manoeuvrability you have is superbthe Understanding of residents’ problems, second to nonethe Safe in knowing you are safe and secure for your stay.the Thanks for your help and remain as you are:- Excellent
  • I have been at M.U.S.T. Hostel for three months. I think the hostel is really helpful, staff give me support. I am happy here.
  • I arrived at the M.U.S.T. Hostel in May 2005, where I was offered a bed as I could no longer afford private rental accommodation. I also had an alcohol problem. The staff were extremely supportive of me and offered plenty of sound advice. I was transferred into the move-on flats in September 2005 as staff felt that I had become more independent. I did struggle with alcohol whilst living in the flats but with the continued support of the staff I finally feel like I have made an achievement. I have not touched alcohol or cigarettes for 7 weeks and I am currently in the process of moving into a 2 bedroom flat in the Cookstown area.
  • I have been in the M.U.S.T. Hostel a year now. The staff here have helped me through a lot. When I first came I had a lot of problems and without the help and support of the staff and my linkworker I would not have got this far. I am moving on to a place of my own soon. I would like to thank everyone at the M.U.S.T. for everything they have done for me. Without their help I would not have had the strength to do it all my on my own.
  • This my second time staying at the M.U.S.T. Hostel. This time round was due to a relationship breakdown and I was not fit to cope on my own as I had a broken leg. The staff welcomed me into the Hostel and cared for me in anyway they could. I enjoyed living in the Hostel and I got to move out to the move-on flats after 5 months. I now have a full-time job and I am saving for a deposit on a private flat.