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“I had two main reasons for getting involved” explained Lawrence Tallon, Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. “We are responsible for all the A&E services in the city. The people who most frequently present at A&E mirrors the client group of the Lead Worker Peer Mentor Service. I wanted […]
The June 2018 newsletter is available to download here. Stories include Emma Ambler’s (Joint Commissioning manager in Mental Heath, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group) #walkthefrontline write up reflecting on how “the structure of prison [is] preferred to the chaos of life outside.” Our other #walkthefrontline write up is from Bel Sixsmith (Connect and Build Manager, West Midlands Police), […]
Co-production has become somewhat of a corporate buzzword of late, skating dangerously close to tokenistic territory. But when applied properly, for the right reasons, co-production is the best way to provide effective support services for the most vulnerable people in our local communities. Across the country, along with 11 other Big Lottery-funded Fulfilling Lives Programmes we […]
Co-production is about working together, taking risks together, being responsible together, and solving problems together. Birmingham Changing Futures Together is one of 12 Big Lottery- funded projects across the UK, supporting people experiencing multiple and complex needs, and aiming to change ‘the system’ to improve their lives. You can find out more here A key priority […]
Would you or someone you know like to work for Birmingham Changing Futures Together?   We currently have four vacancies within our team. For further information or to request an application pack for any of the roles please contact the recruitment team on 0121 678 8899 or recruitment@bvsc.org   Programme Director  (Birmingham Changing Futures Together) £44,343 […]
“The Peer Mentor connected fully with the service users incredibly quickly. It meant we were able to engage with the real person, the person who finds it difficult to trust others. They felt comfortable enough to be honest with us. The result was they got the support they needed in that moment” said Inspector Bel […]
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