In our last newsletter we introduced you to our team of four staff who work on the ‘Birmingham Changing Futures Together’ initiative. This is a partnership between Shelter, Mind and SIFA Fireside to support clients with complex needs. On Friday 19th June there was an official launch event. Our team of four staff were there, plus our trainer Vivian and Chief Exec Cath. They said it was a great turn out and the videos were inspirational.
Over 120 guests attended the official launch of the Birmingham Changing Futures Together project to find out more about their achievements so far, their aspirations for the future and how to get more involved. They also took the opportunity to capture the guests’ views on how they think Services, Outcomes and Systems (SOS) for people with multiple and complex needs can be improved across the city.
Councillor John Cotton, opening the event, expressed his delight at seeing partners from the public, voluntary and private sectors well represented and keen to look for ways to work together.
“Our aim as a City Council is to help people to live active, independent, lives and to support them in being able to manage and improve their own mental and physical health… I am pleased to say that Birmingham Changing Futures Together is backed by substantial resources from the Big Lottery Fund and I am keen to see how, in the years ahead, we can all work together to offer earlier interventions to support people with multiple and complex needs. It will not only be better for individuals but also for the public purse, which has many demands placed upon it.”