Fareham Vulnerable Persons Strategic Forum

I have met with health and community stakeholders to discuss support for local vulnerable people.

The meeting was part of a new group I have set up, ‘Fareham Vulnerable Persons Strategic Forum’, which is seeking a collaborative understanding of the strategies currently in place to support the vulnerable in Fareham. 

The meeting aimed to:

  1. Identify opportunities to increase resources and make better use of existing resources.
  2. Improve inter-agency working to secure truly ‘joined up’ services.
  3. Suggest systemic improvements (using anonymised case studies)
  4. Identify learning opportunities to secure future improvement
  5. Coordinate initiatives to promote awareness of the support available to encourage early intervention.

Citizens Advice Bureau, Fareham Borough Council, Fareham Constabulary, Hewat Centre, Fareham & Gosport CCG, the Department for Work and Pensions, Friends of the Homeless (Fareham & Gosport), Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the National Probation Service, were represented at the meeting.

I hope that, together, we can improve outcomes for the vulnerable in Fareham as well as save valuable time and resources by having different agencies and community groups working closer together. I am thankful to all of the organisations who were represented at the first meeting and am looking forward to making a real change for the most vulnerable in our community.