Every Step of the Way

21st November 2018

I’m Using My Voice to Make a Difference- Sarah’s Story

Sarah was never asked what she wanted. “I would just be taken from one place to the next, without anyone asking me or really explaining anything.” Sarah was in the care of Social Services and was placed up and down the country in over 200 foster placements and two children’s homes before she was 16. “I’ve [???]
19th November 2018

My Past is My Best Asset- Eddie’s Story

Eddie realised he had an addiction problem when he came round from an alcohol induced blackout to discover he had hit his wife. “I was shocked,” he said. “My Dad had been a park bench drinker and I didn’t want to accept I was anything like him.” A letter from Eddie’s daughter changed everything. [???]
19th November 2018

Birmingham Changing Futures Together newsletter – October 2018

The October 2018 newsletter is available to download here. We welcome Sophie Wilson to join the Birmingham Changing Futures team as the new Programme Director as maternity cover. Also read about Azad Azam’s inspirational journey from service user with complex needs, to Peer Mentor, Lead Worker, and now a Team [???]
19th November 2018

Birmingham Changing Futures Together newsletter – September 2018

The September 2018 newsletter is available to download here. Read John‘s story of isolation and feeling trapped because he was physically and emotionally unable to get out and argue for his needs.  With the Navigator by his side for 12 weeks, advocating on his behalf and taking him where he needed [???]
7th November 2018

Mandy’s Story- Supporting Systems Change

“I love being part of Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s Every Step of the Way programme and being an Involvement Champion. I go out and talk with rough sleepers and run surgeries in hostels. My goal is to break down the barriers and support the residents to engage with the services they need.” Read Mandy’s powerful story [???]