Learning and development

Groundswell have a 10+year track record of developing and delivering peer led learning and development training and support across the country.

What makes us different?

We are unique because all our learning and development work is led by people with direct experience of homelessness and all training activities are co-produced and co-delivered with those closest to the experience.

Below are a list of training topics we can deliver, broken down by audience. We’ll always work with you to design accessible and interactive training, encouraging a solutions focussed approach that will challenge you to think differently. We are also happy to deliver train the trainer sessions or develop bespoke training packages to meet your needs.

Service providers and other professionals

  • Coproduction and multiple disadvantage
  • Coproduction and participation
  • Cuckooing
  • First aid for mental health – *accredited
  • Introduction to multiple disadvantage
  • Making All Contacts Count through Advocacy (MACCA)
  • Presentation and facilitation
  • Safeguarding for professionals
  • Stigma and multiple disadvantage

GP surgeries and other health providers

  • First aid for mental health – *accredited
  • GP surgery training
  • Stigma and multiple disadvantage


  • Advocacy
  • Boundaries
  • Beyond this volunteering
  • Equality and diversity
  • First aid for mental health – *accredited
  • Here come the professionals
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Presentation and facilitation
  • Preventing overwhelm and burnout
  • Safeguarding/risk assessment

People using homelessness services

  • The Escape Plan – based on research demonstrating the critical success factors to someone moving out of homelessness. (The Escape Plan_Report 2008)
  • First aid for mental health – *accredited

If you have any learning and development ideas or needs we’d be delighted to speak with you, please contact Groundswell’s Learning and Development Manager Sharon Clint: [email protected] or 07854 922 715.

Previous Learning and Development customers include:

  • Bevan Healthcare
  • Big Issue
  • Cornwall Housing
  • Crisis
  • City of London
  • DePaul Ireland
  • Harrow Council
  • Healthwatch England
  • South West London ICB
  • Tower Hamlets Council
  • Westminster Council
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • UCLH medical students