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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 calling the police and proactively offers support to help them address their issues. The result is a reduction in the demands on ...continue reading
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 can be a voice for service users at a more senior level, arguing for the systems change necessary to meet their needs." Also featuring ...continue reading
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 able to set his life on a new path. Also featuring stories of Roger and Joe's struggle accessing services while entrenched with ...continue reading
The August 2018 newsletter is available to download here. Read the latest staff updates and the importance of embedding the Lead Worker Peer Mentor (LWPM) model into services after the funding ends in June 2019. Before it existed, demand from clients with multiple complex needs fell on emergency and crisis services. Stop this happening again and make sure you get sustainable, long term benefits: integrate the model into your service provision. If you would like to stay ...continue reading
The Birmingham Changing Futures Together iCAT (Intelligent Common Assessment Tool)  is an all-in-one database, referral and case management tool for supporting clients with Multiple Complex Needs. Free to use for all No Wrong Door members, it helps you find the right services for your clients, make referrals quickly, and efficiently manage your staff’s case load. Providing a platform for easy communication and information sharing across many specialist services, iCAT facilitates a multi-agency support network for those in Birmingham with Multiple Complex Needs. Learn more about ...continue reading
Currently funded by the Big Lottery, the Lead Worker Peer Mentor service is proven to improve outcomes for the city’s most vulnerable – people with mental ill health, are homeless or have a history of substance misuse and offending behaviour. It is also proven to deliver potential savings* of over £730,000 per year**. But funding stops in June 2019.  Statutory service providers are being urged to learn the lessons and embed the model in their provision before it ...continue reading
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