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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 […]
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 […]
“If we want services that really improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs, we need policies and strategies that have them at the heart.” “The Lead Worker Peer Mentors were able to normalize service users’ experiences, helping them stay on the road to recovery.” Read Councillor Sharon Thompson’s experience of walking the front line here  […]
“I love being part of Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s Every Step of the Way programme and being an Involvement Champion. I go out and talk with rough sleepers and run surgeries in hostels. My goal is to break down the barriers and support the residents to engage with the services they need.” Read Mandy’s powerful story of her struggle with drugs […]
The June 2018 newsletter is available to download here. Stories include Lola Abudu (Deputy Director Health and Wellbeing, West Midlands Public Health England Centre) #walkthefrontline write up highlighting how“knowing and experiencing are different.” The newsletter also includes Lawrence Tallon’s (Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) story of his visit to the […]
Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s (BCFT) annual Economic Impact Analysis (EIA), published on 1st August 2018 proves the catalytic power of the Lead Worker Peer Mentor service in changing the behaviour of people with multiple and complex needs. Highlights include:  Visits to Accident & Emergency (A&E) down by 50% Convictions down by 73% Hospital inpatient episodes […]
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