Joining up’ services in Blackburn with Darwen will help vulnerable people

Joining up’ services in Blackburn with Darwen will help vulnerable people

Joining up’ services in Blackburn with Darwen will help vulnerable people

First published in News

COUNCIL boss Kate Hollern said a new approach to ‘joining up’ services will improve the lives of vulnerable people.

As reported last week, an ambitious programme of joint work between councils, the NHS and police in Pennine Lancashire has received a £750,000 cash injection from the government.

Teams made up of staff from different organisations will be based together, and will be able to share information, to enable them to work more effectively to support individuals, and families, who have been identified by services as being vulnerable, or at risk, because of factors like alcohol or drug misuse, criminal activity, or adverse experiences growing up.

The Pennine Lancashire bid, called Transforming Lives, Strengthening Communities, brought together Blackburn with Darwen Council, Lancashire County Council, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, and Lancashire Police, along with a range of other public and voluntary sector partners.

Coun Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, which led the bid, said: “Our new approach will address the root causes of behaviour, rather than just responding to the behaviour itself.

“This means working together to identify where problems start, and intervening at the earliest opportunity.”

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11:27am Wed 30 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Anybody got a funnel ? It will make it much easier to get the cash down the drain. !!
Anybody got a funnel ? It will make it much easier to get the cash down the drain. !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 124

12:10pm Wed 30 Apr 14

BlackburnEyes says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Anybody got a funnel ? It will make it much easier to get the cash down the drain. !!
she will be using the funnel to line her own pocket as soon as she get to Parliament next year...
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: Anybody got a funnel ? It will make it much easier to get the cash down the drain. !![/p][/quote]she will be using the funnel to line her own pocket as soon as she get to Parliament next year... BlackburnEyes
  • Score: 112

1:16pm Wed 30 Apr 14

abetterblackburn says...

Have spent months awaiting confirmation concerning a matter that has to be dealt with by law by Blackburn with Darwen Council. The delay over the past months has meant that I can not take anything further until after my urgent enquiry has at least been recognised. Waiting for non dry paint to dry seems to be how it works. If this matter could have been dealt with by a private concern then that concern would soon be out of business. Sad that at the same time every month I pay my council tax to help pay for the running of the council. The way Blackburn with Darwen Council is run is an unbelievable shambles.

Is this women really going to be the next MP for Blackburn?

All talk and no action from someone who is supposed to be running it already!
Have spent months awaiting confirmation concerning a matter that has to be dealt with by law by Blackburn with Darwen Council. The delay over the past months has meant that I can not take anything further until after my urgent enquiry has at least been recognised. Waiting for non dry paint to dry seems to be how it works. If this matter could have been dealt with by a private concern then that concern would soon be out of business. Sad that at the same time every month I pay my council tax to help pay for the running of the council. The way Blackburn with Darwen Council is run is an unbelievable shambles. Is this women really going to be the next MP for Blackburn? All talk and no action from someone who is supposed to be running it already! abetterblackburn
  • Score: 110

1:22pm Wed 30 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

BlackburnEyes wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
Anybody got a funnel ? It will make it much easier to get the cash down the drain. !!
she will be using the funnel to line her own pocket as soon as she get to Parliament next year...
No need to get one then she probably has own.
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnEyes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: Anybody got a funnel ? It will make it much easier to get the cash down the drain. !![/p][/quote]she will be using the funnel to line her own pocket as soon as she get to Parliament next year...[/p][/quote]No need to get one then she probably has own. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 106

3:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

woolywords says...

Oh great!!
Just reading through the list of those whom are to be involved in this, fills me with a true sense of dread and foreboding, mainly for the poor unfortunates that this scheme is supposed to help. What with a few in special measures, others extremely short staffed to the point of breaking, along with the usual suspects of those noted for their complete incompetence, what could possibly go wrong?
Let's hope that a sizeable portion of this money has been set aside for insurance premiums, to cover the compensation claims that will inevitably follow anyone's dealings with this shambles.
Already, I can see the words forming... "lessons learned", "tragic lack of communication", "procedures failing" and all the rest of the claptrap that will ensue, when this multi-agency committee is set up to run things, that are beyond their normal skill-set.
Still, when it all ends in tears, there's always Capita, to step in and run things, at a much inflated rate to the local taxpayer.
Oh great!! Just reading through the list of those whom are to be involved in this, fills me with a true sense of dread and foreboding, mainly for the poor unfortunates that this scheme is supposed to help. What with a few in special measures, others extremely short staffed to the point of breaking, along with the usual suspects of those noted for their complete incompetence, what could possibly go wrong? Let's hope that a sizeable portion of this money has been set aside for insurance premiums, to cover the compensation claims that will inevitably follow anyone's dealings with this shambles. Already, I can see the words forming... "lessons learned", "tragic lack of communication", "procedures failing" and all the rest of the claptrap that will ensue, when this multi-agency committee is set up to run things, that are beyond their normal skill-set. Still, when it all ends in tears, there's always Capita, to step in and run things, at a much inflated rate to the local taxpayer. woolywords
  • Score: 109

3:21pm Wed 30 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

woolywords wrote:
Oh great!!
Just reading through the list of those whom are to be involved in this, fills me with a true sense of dread and foreboding, mainly for the poor unfortunates that this scheme is supposed to help. What with a few in special measures, others extremely short staffed to the point of breaking, along with the usual suspects of those noted for their complete incompetence, what could possibly go wrong?
Let's hope that a sizeable portion of this money has been set aside for insurance premiums, to cover the compensation claims that will inevitably follow anyone's dealings with this shambles.
Already, I can see the words forming... "lessons learned", "tragic lack of communication", "procedures failing" and all the rest of the claptrap that will ensue, when this multi-agency committee is set up to run things, that are beyond their normal skill-set.
Still, when it all ends in tears, there's always Capita, to step in and run things, at a much inflated rate to the local taxpayer.
What skill set have Capita got other than extortion and extraction ?
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Oh great!! Just reading through the list of those whom are to be involved in this, fills me with a true sense of dread and foreboding, mainly for the poor unfortunates that this scheme is supposed to help. What with a few in special measures, others extremely short staffed to the point of breaking, along with the usual suspects of those noted for their complete incompetence, what could possibly go wrong? Let's hope that a sizeable portion of this money has been set aside for insurance premiums, to cover the compensation claims that will inevitably follow anyone's dealings with this shambles. Already, I can see the words forming... "lessons learned", "tragic lack of communication", "procedures failing" and all the rest of the claptrap that will ensue, when this multi-agency committee is set up to run things, that are beyond their normal skill-set. Still, when it all ends in tears, there's always Capita, to step in and run things, at a much inflated rate to the local taxpayer.[/p][/quote]What skill set have Capita got other than extortion and extraction ? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 111

5:00pm Wed 30 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

abetterblackburn wrote:
Have spent months awaiting confirmation concerning a matter that has to be dealt with by law by Blackburn with Darwen Council. The delay over the past months has meant that I can not take anything further until after my urgent enquiry has at least been recognised. Waiting for non dry paint to dry seems to be how it works. If this matter could have been dealt with by a private concern then that concern would soon be out of business. Sad that at the same time every month I pay my council tax to help pay for the running of the council. The way Blackburn with Darwen Council is run is an unbelievable shambles.

Is this women really going to be the next MP for Blackburn?

All talk and no action from someone who is supposed to be running it already!
Joined up services I think she struggles with joined up writing
[quote][p][bold]abetterblackburn[/bold] wrote: Have spent months awaiting confirmation concerning a matter that has to be dealt with by law by Blackburn with Darwen Council. The delay over the past months has meant that I can not take anything further until after my urgent enquiry has at least been recognised. Waiting for non dry paint to dry seems to be how it works. If this matter could have been dealt with by a private concern then that concern would soon be out of business. Sad that at the same time every month I pay my council tax to help pay for the running of the council. The way Blackburn with Darwen Council is run is an unbelievable shambles. Is this women really going to be the next MP for Blackburn? All talk and no action from someone who is supposed to be running it already![/p][/quote]Joined up services I think she struggles with joined up writing ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 147

6:19pm Tue 13 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Do you think the Mayor of Blackburn strongly resembles ROLF HARRIS ????
Do you think the Mayor of Blackburn strongly resembles ROLF HARRIS ???? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 82

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