The Fulfilling Lives programme is an 8-year national learning programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund, ending in 2022 with twelve programmes operating across England. The level of funding and longevity of the programme allows us to make a serious impact upon the lives of people with complex needs and improve responses of the services that support them.
In Newcastle and Gateshead, supported by our Core Partnership, we work with people who are often excluded from the support they need, and experience a combination of at least three of the following four issues:
- substance misuse
- mental ill health.
In April 2018 we changed our delivery model and now have 5 strands to our work:
Direct Client Work
System Change Practitioners (formerly Service Navigators) and Operational Lead will trial a new Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model of working over the next 2 years, with our existing client base and we will no longer accept new referrals.
Experts by Experience (EBE)
Our Co-Production Workers will facilitate and grow the network to ensure the voice of people, in particular women with Multiple and Complex Needs (MCN) is heard and informs all our programme activity.
All members of the FLNG Team including our Experts, will help the Workforce Development Lead to build MCN awareness and capacity through learning and Co-Production.
Led by the Systems Change Lead, supported by all members of the FLNG Team including EBE we will support the ‘system’ to think differently about MCN focusing on mental health, transitions and commissioning
Research and Evaluation
Led by the Research and Evaluation Lead, supported by the Data Analyst, Peer Researchers, Volunteers and the Comms team to get our evidence out there!
We also influence the system nationally along with the other Fulfilling Lives Programmes as part of the national System Change Action Network (SCAN) activity – see SCAN (link here?) section for ongoing activity.
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