Adding the ‘Human’ Touch

Asset Coach, Penny Garner, looks at the importance of the relationships we have with the people we work with and why it’s essential to stamp out the ‘us and them’ culture.Read more

Don’t criticise my work! Wait….is it MY work?

Mayday Trust Executive Assistant and Quality Manager, Ciara Killeen, gives an insight into the complex and vital relationship between policies and processes, and Mayday’s ability to be an entirely person led organisation.Read more

It’s as simple as a conversation

Asset Coach, Mecha Akande, looks at the key areas where the PTS differs from the traditional approach. From the conversations a coach has, to the importance of a meeting place and what that all means for the people Mayday works with.Read more

The Art of Listening

Asset Coach, Andrew Durman, looks at the importance and privilege of listening to the people we work with, the challenges of the traditional system and how his role as a Coach can help to break the negative cycle a person may find themselves in.Read more

How was your day luv?

Mayday Asset Coach, Erone Knight-Simpson looks at what it means to be a coach and reflects on her first month in the role.Read more

A Tale of Two Funders

Pat McArdle, CEO of Mayday Trust, looks at the impact of two very different funding approaches and asks if we are really able to deliver a truly person led approach in the current climate?Read more

We're working to help fix a broken System

Mayday CEO, Pat McArdle, looks back at where Mayday Trust began, how the Personal Transitions Service developed into what it is today - the good, the bad and the ugly.Read more

A cup of Positivi-TEA

Jody Sill, an Asset Coach at PTS Innovation Partner, Nomad Opening Doors in Sheffield, explores the importance of meeting in places of purpose and re-balancing the power dynamics.Read more

Expecting the best, rather than fearing the worst

Asset Coach, Andrew Durman reflects on the Personal Transitions Service. Looking at the significance of a positive approach towards the individuals that coaches are lucky enough to work alongside and the importance of releasing controlRead more

Is it really just a hobby?

Asset Coach, Richard Boylan looks at the importance of something that is often seen as ‘just a hobby’ or ‘just an interest’ and how focusing on a person’s talents and interests can have life changing consequences.Read more

We are 6 relationship breakdowns away from homelessness

Mayday Trust Asset Manager, Sarah Hughes, explores the reasons behind homelessness, the importance of positive relationships and if we really are all 6 weeks away from homelessnessRead more

To teach or not to teach

Asset coach, Richard Boylan, explores differences between teaching and coaching by drawing on his own experiences on the athletics field.Read more

Ditching the lanyard

Mayday Asset Coach, Andrew Durman, explores how it feels to go from knowing something isn't right with the system to ditching the lanyard and working in a genuine person centred way through the Personal Transitions Service.Read more

I have locked myself out

"I've locked myself out!" What is an asset based, strength based approach in this situation? How can housing teams really start to deliver on promoting independence, leading to a 'positive and sustained move on’? Our Chief Executive Pat McArdle discusses.Read more

Zumba: Let's get loud!

Paddy Bates from Mayday Trust reflects on Zumba and yoga sessions run specifically for 'homeless pathways' and asks friends in the sector to demand for others only what we would demand for ourselves.Read more