Let’s Work Together
Let’s Work Together currently operates in Lichfield and Tamworth. This project aims to equip service managers and home visitors with the tools, training and skills they need to provide the ‘eyes and ears’ for partner organisations. It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.
The first stage involves a risk assessment being conducted with the client. This is often undertaken in the client’s home, although it does not have to be, and assesses any dangers to the client’s health, wellbeing, and /or independence.
Once the risk assessment has been conducted, the home visitor or service manager can refer their client via an online referral process. The referral platform in Lichfield is operated by RAFT (Right Advice First Time). RAFT contact relevant organisations on the client’s behalf, giving details of the risk or risks and requesting assistance. The organisation then contacts the client directly.
We welcome expressions of interest from organisations who would like to be involved in this multi-agency initiative, and provide all the training required to participate in the project.
We run a range of training sessions in Lichfield and Tamworth. These focus on certain risk categories, exploring them in more depth.
These sessions are run with guest speakers from a range of organisations such as Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, Community Safety Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council, England Illegal Money Lending Team, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership (SSOTP) NHS, and South Staffs Local Pharmaceutical Committee (LPC).
Examples of topics covered by these sessions include:-
- Carer Support, Isolation, Medicine Management, Falls Prevention, Dementia and Malnutrition in the Elderly
- Fuel Poverty, Debt Advice and Loan Sharks
- Be Safe – Feel Secure and Olive Branch (Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue) and Prevent
We currently have the following training scheduled:
Beat The Cold - Friday 28 April 10.30-12noon, Mansell House, 22 Bore Street Lichfield, WS13 6LL
If your organisation is interested in joining the Let’s Work Together project, or becoming an Ambassador, please contact Esther Bromley (Lichfield) 01543 500404 or email: esther.bromley@supportstaffordshire or Clare Jolly (Tamworth) 01827 67255 or email: email@example.com