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Inreach Outreach and Jewellery Quarter BID Changing Futures Inreach Outreach team have been working together with the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District to help rough sleepers in the area get the support they need to live fulfilled lives. In March 2019, they began working closely with the JQ BID team. “Members of the JQ BID […]
New approach at DWP transforms engagement The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has incorporated new ways of working pioneered by Birmingham Changing Futures Together to better engage those with Multiple and Complex Needs. “Based in the Jobcentres across the city, our team wants to support people,” explained Michelle Wilson Partnership Manager at the Department […]
See the Full Picture on Mental Health This February we are campaigning for people to See the Full Picture on the barriers to accessing mental health support when experiencing other multiple disadvantages, such as, homelessness, addiction and re-offending.  We are specifically raising awareness around the ‘catch 22’ scenario of being declined mental health support because of […]

Podcast Episode 1

Podcast – Phil’s Story Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s podcast series launches! Changing Futures has produced a new podcast series highlighting the issues faced by the city’s most vulnerable, and advocating for the changes to services needed to help them lead fulfilled lives. The series will explore the importance of lived experience when working with people facing […]
Ten semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted over the telephone with both internal and external stakeholders who had worked with the Experts by Experience. Eight interviews were conducted with external stakeholders and two with internal stakeholders. The two internal interviews were conducted with individuals managing the ESOW programme at either the operational or strategic level. External […]
Over the past five years of the programme, Birmingham Changing Futures Together (BCFT) has explored what is important to our service users, tested models of working together as well as garnered a great deal of learning that will inform our continued journey towards systems change. This work is consolidated in our Systems Change Action Plan […]
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