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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Reach Out project shortlisted for a HSJ Award

Published: 06/09/2018

Congratulations to the Reach Out project, which has been shortlisted for a HSJ Award. The awards are a celebration of projects, organisations and teams in the NHS.

Reach Out (Reaching every service user from the West Midlands and creating hope, opportunities, understanding and trust) is a partnership of NHS Trusts and a private provider. They are conducting a two year pilot within Adult Secure Care, implementing a new model of care. The programme will bring patients who are currently in secure care outside of the West Midlands closer to home, family and friends. There are around 550 adults across the West Midlands who are detained in medium or low secure care and, 35% of these are out of area.

The project will provide those who no longer need secure care with support in the community by enhancing the existing forensic community service and building links with 3rd sector providers.

The partnership between Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and St Andrew's Healthcare is a becoming a new care model with taking responsibility for the management of the local budgets for adult low and medium secure services for all patients who are the responsibility of West Midlands CCGs.

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