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5-Year Strategy

5-Year Strategy

Stonepillow provides support to homeless and vulnerable adults 365 days a year and have 97 clients in their accommodation on any given evening. Stonepillow supports people to make positive changes in their lives and find independent accommodation they can call their home.

Starting in September 2018, Stonepillow will begin its exciting development of a 5-year strategy. This will, for the first time, set out our strategic direction over the next 5 years.

It will research, investigate and identify

  1. The Stonepillow vision
  2. Set out Stonepillow’s core values
  3. Provide a current picture of where Stonepillow is now in terms of service delivery and finance
  4. Research the current and likely future needs of those who are homeless and vulnerably housed within West Sussex and the south of England
  5. Undertake analysis of the gaps in service provision
  6. Produce a high-level action plan which will enable Stonepillow to address these gaps over the next 5 years
  7. Set out the first of its detailed business plans which will respond to the immediate needs of both existing and new service users. This will be reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees.

Each of the different services within Stonepillow will produce their own service statement which achieves the overarching vision, and delivery plan. This will feed into and inform the overarching 5-year strategy and subsequent actions and business plan.

How will the Stonepillow Strategy be developed?

We will be conducting research, seeking views and advice regarding the needs of homeless and vulnerably housed people in the South East of the UK. We shall also be reviewing trends and potential changes to legislation which may impact on homelessness in the future.

We will review and benchmark our service models based on best practice around the country to ensure that what we deliver is of the highest quality and achieving the excellent outcomes for service users. Where appropriate, we will update and revise our delivery models in line with best practice to ensure that all of our services are value for money.

We will ensure that our clients, past and present, are involved and placed at the heart of our strategic planning. Gaining their feedback and views as to our service development and areas of unmet needs are essential to help build the vision and ultimate strategy.

We are keen to gain wider views and input from the West Sussex Communities on our developing strategy and delivery plan. We wish to enhance local relationships by promoting Stonepillow’s vision and values more widely. This will provide information to communities about what is available, where and when should they or anyone else they know or meet require our support.

We shall establish a sounding board of wider partners and stakeholders who can provide their views, local intelligence and details about their plans, strategies and services to prevent duplication, align strategic plans and strengthen partnership working.

Share your views, become a stakeholder.

If you want to get involved in this exciting piece of work, then please get in touch by contacting admin@stonepillow.org.uk or telephoning 01243 537934