Changing Futures
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Changing Futures sets to improve the way that systems and services work to support individuals facing multiple disadvantage:

  • Coproduction and peer support – South Yorkshire Housing Association works in partnership with Crisis, are delivering a Coproduction and Peer Support service. This service is increasing the influence of people with lived experience of multiple disadvantage on the design and delivery of services and the city’s overall strategy and approach to multiple disadvantage. They are working to increase the number of ways in which people currently experiencing multiple disadvantage can benefit from empathetic and credible role models.
  • Core Delivery Team – caseload of 81 adults (7 per case worker). People receiving support from the progragramme also have access to additional psychiatric, psychological and primary care support, alongside personalisation budgets to meet their goals.
  • Positive Activities – partnered with the Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Commissioning Team to co-commission the ‘Positive Activities for Adults in Recovery Fund’ which is administered and coproduced by South Yorkshire Housing Association.
  • Learning and Development – Via Project 6, developing and offering bespoke training and awareness-raising activities, centred on knowledge of multiple disadvantage and implementing trauma-informed and person-centred approaches. Learning from all areas of the programme at a system level to develop consensus and sustainable, collective solutions.
  • Enhanced and dedicated specialist support – increased the capacity of Sheffield Homeless Assessment and Support Team which provides access to healthcare services. Partnered with Paradigm Psychology to provide psychological support to support caseload and staff. Working with Cranstaun to deliver specialist support service for perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • Data and Information Sharing – Mixture of data-led and operational intelligence approaches to inform how we work, from identifying caseload to helping inform service design and delivery. Repeatedly seek consent to share specific information with specific partners when needed. Developing a client portal so those supported have direct access to their records at any time.
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