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On World Mental Health Day (10 October) Birmingham Changing Futures Together is calling for those in the corridors of power to recognise the correlation between mental ill health and homelessness and act accordingly.   “Homelessness almost never has just one cause,” said Natalie Allen, Programme Director of Birmingham Changing Futures Together.  “The causes are complex […]
The Birmingham Changing Futures Together newsletter (September 2017) is now available to download here. Stories this month include our campaign -Walking the Frontline by Councillor John Cotton, a life transformed which is driving systems change and how Peer Mentors are working hand in hand to change lives.  
Challenge accepted Councillor John Cotton, who represents Shard End Ward in the city, took up Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s challenge to #walkthefrontline. The invitation, extended by Natalie Allen, Programme Leader of Birmingham Changing Futures Together, said: “The challenge for the city to support individuals with multiple and complex needs is significant. That is why we […]
Change happens It is natural from time-to-time that support workers feel frustrated in response to the actions of service users. These actions can sometimes ‘appear’ irrational at first glance. Why would you not turn up for an important court hearing, the result of which will affect your future? Why would you shout at a receptionist […]
Wednesday 13th September: Client engagement is a great success at present, currently 94% attendance to one to one appointments with Jas, with over 85 appointments taking place Jas has arranged 30 direct opportunities for clients which means a fast track service into volunteering, hobbies and education
On Friday the 8th of September Experts By Experience Gez and Paddy joined DJ Charmaine Burton on her programme “Different Anglez” to discuss Birmingham Changing Futures Together and Every Step Of The Way. This is an example of the kind of things our volunteers with lived experience do on a regular basis as part of Every […]
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