Inreach Outreach

Staff with lived experience working in the community to make sure those who would otherwise be missed get the support they need.

About Inreach Outreach

Inreach Outreach focuses on our staff with lived experience going out in the community directly to the people who need support, giving them information and guidance on getting help through Birmingham Changing Futures Together. Our staff have been trained to go out to “crisis point” organisations, where we may expect clients to fall through the gaps in the system.  It’s at these crisis point organisations where our staff reach out to clients facing multiple disadvantage, and refer them into our No Wrong Door network.

“Being in recovery myself, I am passionate about inspiring and motivating others to engage in the support that they need to live a fulfilling life.”

I’m working to engage with sex workers to ensure that they have access to support that they need as well as using my lived experience to assist in the training of hundreds of police officers by giving talks on my experience of multiple disadvantage.  We now have excellent close working links with police who have been much more open and understanding to assist people with the right support whilst in custody, for example, knowledge around detox and rehab, as well as mental health support”.

Bev Hardman
Lead Engagement Worker

Some examples of the impact of Inreach Outreach

Covid Community Work

Lived Experience Creates the Platform for Change

 A new approach to neighbourhood policing

 Bev Hardman’s story

IROR Team Updates

Fantastic news that the planning inspectorate has rejected the appeal from Saif Lodge, permanently prohibiting it from being used as a location for temporary living or as supported housing. Vulnerable people like those in exempt deserve high-quality housing and support.

People use drugs for many reasons. We must start with that understanding. Any policies that attempt to force people not to use drugs, or make treatment inaccessible because someone can’t maintain sobriety, will just not work.

Let’s focus on reducing harm and enhancing safety.

As we celebrate #RecoveryMonth it’s important we remember the loved ones who have been impacted by substance use disorder💜

Their lived experience is just as valid & credible as those who struggle with substance use disorder #RecoveryPosse

Learn more👉 https://rcacademy.kartra.com/page/rca

Get in touch

For all general queries on Inreach Outreach, contact the Lead Engagement Worker using the details below:

[email protected]
07388 991 703

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