Church Homeless Trust

Rebuilding broken lives

Registered Charity Number: 802801

It's a GOAL!

Date Posted: 30 Jul 2012

GOALS (Gaining Opportunities and Living Skills) is a personal development programme designed by GOALS UK.  The programme helps individuals focus on getting more from what they already have – more of what you want, less of what you don’t want.   It is based on cognitive behavioural therapy and draws upon the elements of neuro-linguistic programming , positive psychology, coaching, mentoring and motivational interviewing.

Rolled out to over 80 projects for homeless people across England, the GOALS programme is giving people the tools to change their lives for the better. Church Housing Trust is delighted to have raised £41,000 to help fund the first year of this inspirational programme and thanks The Dulverton Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and Allchurches Trust for their donations.

Amber Barker, a young resident from the Cangle Foyer in Haverhill, completed a GOALS training course.  Here she tells us about her experience:

“GOALS is about motivation, and getting more of what you want, less of what you don’t want. It gives you the tools you need to change your life forever, for the better. It helps you to overcome obstacles in ways that are so simple, anyone can follow. It opens your eyes and makes you realise that you are worth something and that you can reach your goals. If you ever get the opportunity to take part in GOALS, take it, grab it with both hands.”