What we do

    Involvement groups

    The lifeblood of Expert Focus is to involve people with real lived experience of homelessness and other forms of disadvantage. The power they bring. We can help you design a service specific involvement group. We can create a group which is full of passion and honesty, to help you gain a real insight into the work you are doing and the way it is received. Already have an involvement process, let us help you keep it fresh and functioning.

    Employment support

    We will work with you to create employment opportunities within your organisation for people with lived experience. We will work closely with your staff to ensure that they do not feel threatened by this addition to your workforce. Together we can create an application process which considers lower levels of literacy and numeracy in homeless groups to make sure that your process is open to everyone, regardless.

    Research partnership working

    Are you looking to apply for research funding and as part of that process you are required to build lived experience into the work? Let us help you! We can recruit, train and support peer researchers to work alongside your project to fulfil your brief.

    Project Evaluations & Peer Reviews

    How well are you performing? We can arrange an external peer review and service evaluation for your project. We will reach out to your clients by designing a target appropriate questionnaire which is then carried out by people with lived experience, you will be provided with a written document outlining feedback and suggestions based on that review.

    Personalised & Group Support

    If it is getting ready for an all important presentation, building a team of Experts by Experience to enhance your involvement process or some hand-holding during the finishing straight of a project, we can provide you with all the support you need.

    Lectures, Presentations & Workshops

    Whether you are looking for a lecture for your university, a workshop designed for your staff, or a presentation of your work delivered by your beneficiaries to the funders of your services, we can help you.

    Surveys & Data Collection

    Do you have questions which need to be answered? Are you interested in the impact your service is having or generating data as part of a needs assessment? Our trained and supported contractors will provide you with the solution.

    Bespoke training

    Throughout 2023 we will be building on our experiences to begin to offer more training around the following:

    • Housing and landlord-tenant relationships
    • Criminal justice system-21st century policing of an 18th century problem
    • Healthcare in the mainstream-right to registration (this continues the fantastic work started by Pathway and Groundswell by taking it
    • out in to mainstream surgeries) This workshop also includes practical work around the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) and duty to refer
    • Employment and social integration; is your company employee ready?
    • Navigating the benefits system-breaking the margin of poverty
    • Nursing-identifying and treating the invisible wounds

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