Every Step of the Way

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 never felt I belonged anywhere […]

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. “She wrote saying she needed me […]

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 Leader. “My promotion means I […]

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 to go, ‘John’ has been […]

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