Would you like to further develop your understanding of a NETWORKS APPROACH? 

The Rock Trust is offering a development opportunity – building relationships & social networks. This is a full day of training aimed at professionals and volunteers who support individuals experiencing isolation, loneliness and vulnerability due to a lack of positive relationships in their lives.

Bespoke training:

We can adapt the training to meet your organisation’s needs. Please contact us to discuss how we can ensure that you receive the training that will ensure the greatest return for your organisation.

Aim of Training:

The training will look at the importance of supportive relationships to enable individuals to make positive steps forward, so they can develop positive relationships and improve social skills. The training will also discuss ways for your service to imbed support networks into you practice.

Learning Outcomes:

 Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how a Networks Approach promotes best value across services.
  • Identify how Resilience, Transitions & Relationships impact on the individuals using your service.
  • Apply a Networks Approach to support service users to explore their Support Network, improve skills & increase opportunities to develop supportive relationships.
  • Consider how services can embed a Networks Approach in order to improve outcomes for individuals and gain the best possible social return on their investment.

Over the past year, 90% of trainees have stated that they will implement the key elements of the training into their practice.


£95 per delegate. 10% discount when 3 or more book from the same organisation.

Bespoke training: £500 for one day and can be delivered to 10-15 delegates.

For further information or to book please email training@rocktrust.org or telephone 0131 557 4059

“I have a wider understanding of the protective factors & how relationships are extremely important” Housing support worker- South Lanarkshire Council


Heather Zajac has worked since 1995 supporting vulnerable people facing homelessness, isolation and personal challenges. She has worked for various organisations across the public and voluntary sectors including local authorities, charities and for the Scottish Government, giving her a vast amount of experience across the board. Heather had studied Professional Development, Counselling and Learning & Development. Since 2010, she has delivered training to professionals on the impact of a lack of support networks and how to implement a Networks Approach throughout Scotland, incorporating evidence based research from the Beyond Homelessness Report 2013.

Cancellations: up to 11 days before- full refund, thereafter full cost incurred. Replacement delegates are allowed at no extra cost.

To book a place on this training session, please email training@rocktrust.org  0131 557 4059.