Changing Futures workshops on Multiple Disadvantage (28 Jun) and Risk Management (20 Jul) with VAS

Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) is putting on two workshops in respect of the Changing Futures programme, a national initiative funding local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantages, including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse and contact with the criminal justice system.

Sheffield is one of 15 areas testing this new way of working, involving an emphasis on co-production and peer support services.

VAS is working to facilitate the involvement of voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations by providing opportunities to share their opinions and ideas, and any support needs, while also promoting further collaborative working within the VCS, and with other sectors.

Workshop #1: Multiple Disadvantage – Tues 28 June (2-3.30pm)

One workshop is surrounding the definition of  ‘Multiple Disadvantage’, looking at the different needs of your service users, how they’re being met, and what challenges you are facing as an organisation in this area.

The aim would be to identify more clearly who is doing what and identify any gaps in service delivery, discuss ways to share knowledge and increase communication channels, and ultimately streamline service contact for the service users. This workshop will take place online.

Workshop #2: Risk Management – Weds 20 July (2-4pm)

Workshop #1 will be surrounding risk management, as the Changing Futures programme is intending to put together some risk management training for VCS organisations.

It will be exploring what risk looks like for you, your organisation and your service users, and what you feel would be beneficial to cover in risk training. This workshop will take place online 2-4pm on Wednesday 20 July.

Sign up for the workshops

The workshops are being arranged by Nicole Adams at VAS.

If you would like to be involved in either or both of the workshops, please email Katie Toman-Grief at which workshop(s) is/are of interest to you.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in being part of the conversation, please also get in touch.