Ypeople takes part in Street Cones workshop



A team from homelessness charity Ypeople were invited to participate in Street Cones’ ‘The Road to Change’ workshop last month.

The Ypeople Street Cones team

After learning about the work Street Cones does, Ypeople snapped up the chance for a few staff and people it supports to head to Stirling for the day to participate.

Street Cones offers ‘Safe Space’ workshops where it visits services and tailors the workshop to what each group needs. For the event in Stirling, the audience were offered a chance to participate in ‘Safe Space’ by creating an improvised performance piece based on their own lived experience.

This can be intimidating to many, especially given the audience of 100 people on the day. However, with support from staff plus the warm and welcoming space created by Street Cones, Ypeople said that the users of its service were happy to volunteer to get up and share.

There was also film screenings of previous projects and some drama improvisational exercises. Ypeople said that all of this had a huge impact on its group.

Ypeople added that the group were all very engaged with everything Street Cones had to offer, and thanked them for the invitation to participate.

The organisation said it is looking forward to many more opportunities to work with Street Cones in the near future and those who have already had the chance are keen to encourage many more people to get involved.



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