Birmingham Changing Futures Together

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Location

Local authority boundaries of Birmingham City

Project Organisations

  • Lead partner – Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC)
  • Freshwinds
  • Midland Heart
  • Birmingham MIND
  • Shelter
  • SIFA Fireside
  • St Basils
  • CGL
  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Birmingham and South Central Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust
  • West Midlands Police Service

Key Contact

Natalie Allen

nataliea@bvsc.org

http://changingfuturesbham.co.uk/

0121 678 8869

What the project does

  • Lead workers and Peer Mentors: A group of skilled, empathetic frontline staff who take responsibility for formulating each client’s care plan and co-ordinating, reviewing and overseeing a multi-agency care and support package. They feed into project evaluation and learning. Lead workers are supported by paid Peer Mentors.
  • Every Step of the Way: A user empowerment programme that trains, supports and facilitates service users to become experts by experience, volunteers and peer mentors.
  • The ‘No Wrong Door Network’: A group of networked agencies committed to information-sharing and common approaches and standards in supporting people with complex needs.
  • Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) Training offered to the No Wrong Door Network members to add to the quality of their work.
  • An Intelligent Common Assessment Tool (iCAT): A shared tool that supports more effective inter-agency collaboration and enables a ‘whole person’ response.

Other work-streams include ‘in reach’ and ‘outreach’ activities, and a virtual hub – a local good practice and information exchange and learning and evaluation activity.