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Head of Partnership at  Shelter, Michael Stickland, chose to #WalktheFrontline with the Lead Worker Peer Mentor team. "Seeing things from the perspective of the service user is essential to change outcomes." Read Michael's experience here        
Would you or someone you know like to work for Birmingham Changing Futures Together?   IROR Engagement Worker x2 £16, 969 35 hours per week   The Birmingham Changing Futures Together programme are looking to recruit 2 IROR Engagement Workers to ensure successful delivery of the programme. The successful candidate will deliver presentations and provide guidance to key stakeholders on how best to support people with multiple and complex needs. Working within communities, you will identify the most hard to reach members who are ...continue reading
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 and I’ve never felt safe”. Sarah started drinking and taking drugs at 11 years old. “I started with weed. It numbed my ...continue reading
If your organisation is a support service aimed at helping people with  complex needs; mental health, re-offending, substance misuse and homelessness, find out what the No Wrong Door (NWD) network can offer you here: All you need to know about the No Wrong Door Navigator service If you would like to stay up to date with Birmingham Changing Futures Together, then please register here to receive our monthly e-newsletter.    
13 November 2018 Funding stops in June 2019 for service proven to support Birmingham’s most vulnerable Statutory service providers urged to integrate Lead Worker Peer Mentor model now! Cash strapped emergency services are likely to bear the brunt of increased demand from people with multiple and complex needs if statutory services fail to learn the lessons of Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s Lead Worker Peer Mentor service.   Currently funded by the Big Lottery, the Lead Worker Peer Mentor service ...continue reading
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 but if I lost her this time it would be for good. I had been using for three months and knew it had ...continue reading
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