We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
Residents with low level mental illnesses or long-term physical health conditions in Dudley are being urged to sign-up to take part in a new pilot that aims to support people to get back into work.
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has launched the Thrive into Work programme, testing a new employment support service that aims to help people find, and more importantly, stay in work.
Piloting the new service will see participants randomly organised into one of two trial groups – one will receive one to one individual placement and support and the other will receive standard information and signposting that is currently in place.
On 29 June, the team is taking part in the national Employability Day 2018 and will be having a pop-up shop in Churchill Shopping Centre from 11am until 2pm. Employment advisors will be on hand to speak to people and sign people up to pilot the new service.