The Museum of Homelessness is training a pool of trauma-informed coaches, to be based in its future site at Manor House Lodge.
Last September, the museum revealed plans to open its first dedicated location at Manor House Lodge in Finsbury Park, London. The new location will host creative programmes and community services focused on homelessness and housing as well as acting as a museum.
Now the museum has announced that, as part of its specialist trauma informed work, it is carrying out a one-year intensive training programme for its coaching offering, after securing support from the Sarah Jane Leigh Charitable Trust.
From next year, as training is complete, its certified coaches will have paid work delivering coaching for the Museum of Homelessness.
The museum said it hopes to “help our fellow individuals affected by complex and structural traumas and actively change a badly drained ecosystem of services.”
The museum said: “We want our organisation to provide support to people experiencing homelessness, frontline workers, volunteers and activists in the years to come. We also want to support our crew to develop specialist skills and knowledge around trauma, which many of us have personally experienced.
“Coaching gives us tools to help people experiencing homelessness, grassroots organisers, volunteers and sector workers and support a process of change in a difficult time”.
The museum’s first physical location at Manor House Lodge is expected to open to visitors in Summer.
In 2022, the Museums of Homelessness won Temporary Or Touring Exhibition Of The Year (Budget Under £80,000) at the Museums + Heritage Awards for its exhibition, Secret Museum.