Birmingham Changing Futures Together

Research highlights the catalytic power of Peer Mentors in driving change 


A report published this month proves the catalytic power of the Lead Worker Peer Mentor service in changing the behaviour of people with multiple and complex needs.  Highlights include:

  • Visits to A&E down by 72%
  • Convictions down by 88%
  • Hospital inpatient episodes down by 38%
  • 58% reported an improvement in their general wellbeing 

BCFT used the nationally respected New Economy Manchester tool to produce the EIA.

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Achieving Change with a Reflective Culture

Change happens through engagement but fostering it  can be challenging.  

Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) Training is breaking down the barriers to engagement; the result motivated effective support workers and service users connecting with the support available.     

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Birmingham Changing Futures Together improves the effectiveness of service provision to those with multiple and complex needs (homelessness, substance misuse, offending behaviour and mental health) by creating a ‘community of support’ comprising organisations in the sector, identifying and sharing best practice and establishing new approaches.
No wrong door network
No Wrong Door Network
At the heart of the Changing Futures approach, the No Wrong Door Network is a group of organisations working together to ensure service users can access a whole system of support through one referral. 
Lead Work Peer Mentor
Our dedicated Lead Workers, skilled in helping people navigate the support services available, work alongside Peer Mentors with lived experience. This unique combination creates a tailored and empathetic approach, which bridges the gap between services and those who use them.
Inreach Outreach
Inreach Outreach
Often the best person to talk to is someone with similar experiences so our Experts by Experience take information on services directly to where the clients are, Crisis Point organisations where they may fall through the gaps, e.g. hostels.
Psychological informed Environments
Psychologically informed Environments

We offer training to help our partners develop a PIE, which enables staff to develop reflection skills that help build collaborative, compassionate relationships with service users.  Through these relationships service users are more able to achieve their goals.

Every step of the Way
Every Step of the Way is our flagship user involvement and engagement programme.  We support, train, enable and empower people with multiple and complex needs to participate in the Birmingham Changing Futures Together Programme.
Beyond the Basics

This post-programme workstream aims to prevent the “falling away” of support services once an individual is deemed well enough to ‘move on’.

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