Next Steps


We should target people who are likely to experience additional barriers to accessing support.

For example, people with learning disabilities, those living with sensory impairment, and younger people. 


Future Pathways has grown quickly and developed an effective approach.

We now need to embed what we’ve learned. We will continue to refine our approach in line with evidence, learning and feedback from survivors. 


We face a dilemma in balancing the required level of support against our finite capacity.

More people continue to register every month. There is a need to decide how staff time and other resources should be directed to enable as many people as possible to access support.


There is considerable pressure on Future Pathways to fill gaps when other resources are not accessible.

There may sometimes be good reasons why it is not appropriate for someone to access statutory services. However, in some other cases people are not getting support that they are entitled to. Future Pathways should work with survivors and delivery partners to share what we know about tackling these problems. We should also call upon others to play their part in contributing to flexible, compassionate services that meet survivors’ needs.


As Future Pathways has grown, many people wish to contribute to the service

We must ensure everyone who wants to contribute can do so, in a meaningful and safe way. 


As you can see from this site, Future Pathways currently uses four outcome pathways.

As we have made a lot of progress in ‘Raising Awareness’ and ‘Enabling Access to a Range of Supports’, we will use just two pathways in future: ‘Supporting People’ and ‘Enabling Effective Work’