Working in groups enables people to see that they are not alone and allows them to be heard and to feel accountable for their goals. Groups and pods help people create support networks that are integral to moving into the community. They build confidence and prepare people to approach other groups, from mutual aid to community forums. Group and pods provide an effective alternative to one-to-one interventions.
With ever-increasing caseloads, practitioners are under huge time pressure. Being able to offer groups and pods means services can offer immediate help and engage people in services when motivation is high, rather than putting them on waiting lists for one-to-one interventions.