May Day Trust

“People come to Mayday to receive the support they need and continue with their lives the way they want them to be, following their dreams and starting their life again....on the right foot”. Francesca

Mayday Trust works with people going through the toughest of life transitions such as experiencing homelessness, leaving care or coming out of prison.

As well as housing, they provide direct, highly personalised support through Personal Transitions Service, which focuses on making difficult times as positive and transitional as possible. They do this by providing the right interventions at the right times through coaching support and finding aspirational community based opportunities.

What they do:

Focus on strengths, aspirations, relationships and purpose, rather than needs and problems.

Provide highly personalised coaching support- no intervention is the same as no two people are ever the same!

Always listen to people so that they can shape and improve how they work with us.

Work with people so that they transition out of tough times in their lives quickly and positively with a whole new community based network of support built around them ready for the next bump in the road.

MayDay Trusts' work with young people

Mayday is proud to be working with First for Wellbeing CIC and Bridges Fund Management to deliver Mayday Inspire, the Personal Transitions Service for young people aged 18-30 who are not in Employment, Education or Training in Northamptonshire. Alongside strength based coaching support, they provide Neat Housing which is a contemporary, modern and good quality accommodation offer specifically for young people.

To be referred on to their young people’s programme, people must be:

  • Aged 18-30.
  • Not in Employment, Education or training (NEET).
  • Homeless but not in priority need.

And be a priority for Local Authority support but be unable to be accommodated in a supported housing scheme for one or more of the following reasons.

  • Previous difficulties in, or eviction from, supported accommodation.
  • Ongoing substance misuse.
  • Significant mental health issues.
  • Low/medium learning disability or personality disorders but not reaching the threshold for Adult Social Care services.
  • Lack of specialist supported accommodation.