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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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