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March 2022 newsletter

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the third Partnerships In Salford Newsletter. This newsletter has been produced on behalf of the Chairs of the Integrated Partnership Boards.

The statutory boards are:

Further information and resources regarding the above boards and partnerships.

The Salford Safeguarding Adult Board,and the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership also have their own newsletter which offer a good resource of information and signposting to training and other value resources so feel free to take a look by clicking on the links of the individual board/partnership.

The aim of this newsletter is to improve communication across the boards/partnerships, workforce and Partners in Salford and to keep you up to date with developments.

The Chairs of the Integrated Partnership Boards meet on a regular basis to discuss shared priorities and work themes. They wish to share a message to staff from all agencies that the work you do to safeguard adults and children in the city is very much appreciated and valued, in recognition that you have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to keep residents and our communities safe in very difficult circumstances. Please make use of all resources available to you to protect your personal health and wellbeing, maintain regular contact with your line manager and colleagues, take regular breaks and outdoor exercise.

Diary dates to look out for

Throughout the year there are many national days and awareness days and keeping up to date can be difficult so we are going to use this platform to communicate some of the future days and events to ensure every opportunity is made to raise awareness of important humanitarian, cultural and social issues. Watch out for social media and communications.

Event

Date

World Autism Awareness Day

2 April

World Health Day

7 April

Deaf Awareness Week

2 to 8 May

Mental Health Awareness Week

9 to 15 May

Dementia Awareness Week

16 to 22 May

Carers Week

6 to 12 June

NEW Domestic Abuse Services

Following a competitive open tender process, a new partnership of four charities has been selected to provide Domestic Abuse services in Salford from April 2022. Salford Foundation, Pankhurst Trust (Manchester Women’s Aid), TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and Trafford Domestic Abuse Service (TDAS) have come together to create the new “Safe in Salford” Domestic Abuse service.

The new service is jointly funded by Salford City Council, Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and Greater Manchester Police. The five-year contract has been awarded to Salford Foundation, who will lead the new service in a Lead Provider model. Under this new way of working, the 30-year-old social inclusion charity will sub-contract to Partnership providers and co- ordinate a wide range of services to support victims and survivors, children and young people, and perpetrators who want to change their behaviour.

The “Safe in Salford” partnership is being designed to be flexible and accessible, offering person- centred, trauma informed safety and support. More information and how to refer to the new service.

Update from the Health and Wellbeing Board

The three subgroups of the Health and Wellbeing Board have continued to meet monthly.

The Health Protection Board have led the response to the COVID pandemic with changing guidance, and in particular the impact on NHS and care sector this winter and on groups who have not yet taken up the offer of the vaccine. Most adults in Salford have now had a booster dose. If you’ve not taken yours yet, you can find a vaccine clinic here.

The Salford time to act group continues to consider the impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged groups and recently focused on the impact on primary care from the perspective of staff and patients. As part of the ‘recovery’ phase of the pandemic, it’s time to raise the profile of primary care services and support their great work. The pharmaceutical needs assessment is a statutory function of the health and wellbeing board with surveys being planned for pharmacies and for residents to inform this work.

The Locality Programme group are organising the Joint Strategic Strengths and Needs Assessment programme with a focus on the positive role of culture (Suprema Lex) on mental health and wellbeing. All the partnership boards have nominated their mental health champion who first met in mid-March to agree how to work together to roll out training and mental health promotion campaigns.

NEW - Exploitation in the form of ‘cuckooing’

Along with our partners, we have produced this short 8-minute video which explains more about what cuckooing is, the current picture in Salford, what to look out for and who to contact if you are worried that someone could be a victim of exploitation or cuckooing. Please share within your own organisations so we can start to raise awareness across the workforce.

Update on Housing Strategies

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 has placed a statutory duty on tier one local authorities including Salford to provide support to victims of domestic abuse and their children within refuges and other safe accommodation. View the new Salford Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy 2022 – 2025.

The Housing Strategy team has been working with key stakeholders to review the outcomes of the current 2021/22 annual housing strategy delivery plan, key achievements over the last year include:

  • 4,341 new homes scheduled to be developed by March 2022
  • 425 new affordable homes developed by March 2022
  • 129 new council homes commenced on site
  • Eccles landlord licensing scheme reviewed

The team has also been reviewing the 2021/22 annual Homelessness Strategy Implementation plan, key achievements over the last year include:

  • Successful Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme bid to Homes England for the direct delivery of 28 homes
  • Additional 24 homes developed through ForHousing for people rough sleeping and / or at risk of rough sleeping.
  • A dedicated Housing Advisor moved into and working in partnership with the Bridge
  • Implementation of the Rough Sleeping Delivery Plan
  • A Bed Every Night programme delivered with resulting reductions in rough sleeping
  • Implementation of a prison link officer and tenancy sustainability officer – with 16 offenders rehoused

Board/partnership annual reports

Please click on the links for a copy of the SSAB, SSCP and Public Health annual reports.

Briefing documents published

If you would like us to include anything in our next bulletin or have any feedback, please email the Business Managers for each Board. We are:

How to contact us

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