Read more about The CBF's Community Key Working for Children and Young People pilot project, which aims to employ key workers from a range of backgrounds in the Black Country.
The External Support Group (ESG) is an initiative set up by the CBF that brings together a number of individuals with significant practical experience in supporting individuals with complex needs in community settings- including developing individualised packages of support – and maintaining that support to provide good outcomes for individuals. Areas of experience in the group include families, experience in clinical/medical practice; commissioning; inspection and regulation; research and evidence; advocacy; the third sector; family support. The group members are motivated to help improve the quality of life and care provision for individuals inappropriately ‘stuck’ in hospital placements as well as influence systematic change and improve practice in the long term (micro and macro systems).
The ESG focuses on practical doing with, not doing for, local teams and will adopt an investment approach – investing additional capacity and enhancing existing skills leaving a sustainable legacy. By working in partnership to achieve change at an individual level, the group will model and influence best practice and enhance ways of working to build more robust systems of support for the broader population of people with complex needs at risk of hospital placement.
For more information about the External Support Group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org