Systems Change

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 […]

WM Police collaboration results in Improved Outcomes and Reduced Demands

Read about the work being done within the Neighbourhood Policing Team run by Sergeant, Hanif Ullah, and Intervention and Prevention Officer, Caroline Stapleton, at the heart of a new approach designed to reduce the demands on police time. In partnership with Bev Hardman, the Project Support Assistant at Birmingham Changing Futures and has lived experience, Caroline identifies the vulnerable people […]

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 […]

Councillor Sharon Thompson Chose to #WalkTheFrontLine

“If we want services that really improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs, we need policies and strategies that have them at the heart.” “The Lead Worker Peer Mentors were able to normalize service users’ experiences, helping them stay on the road to recovery.” Read Councillor Sharon Thompson’s experience of walking the front line here  […]

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