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

It’s hard to quantify exactly how much projects like @BhamCFT influence and shape everything around them. Hats off to @sharnem3 @BevhIROR and all those, past and present @BVSC that have been involved in this amazing partnership #seethefullpicture by taking a look at their website

Simon Bowkett 🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺🏳️‍⚧️ (He/him)@SimonJBowkett

Privilege to be at the #pickupthebaton day conference with @BVSC and @BhamCFT today, sharing @luhc's ambition to end #roughsleeping. Powerful #peer and #livedexperience voices. Great to listen and be reminded of why our work matters.

Have a listen to Sarah talking about our upcoming Legacy Event #PickUpTheBaton on the 28th! Sarah was one of our amazing Experts by Experience.

We will be reviewing how systems have changed for the better by incorporating #LivedExperience sign up below!

After 8 years the @TNLComFund, @voicesofstoke project, has now come to an end having established many learnings on how to best support people facing multiple disadvantage.

Watch their legacy video to learn about their achievements:


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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