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Service description

Opportunity Nottingham is part of the, “Fulfilling Lives” Programme, which is funded by the Big Lottery.
This is a national programme, that targets those individuals who are experiencing multiple and complex needs.
Opportunity Nottingham specifically works with individuals who are experiencing 3 out of the following 4 issues: Homelessness, Substance and Alcohol misuse, Offending and Mental ill health.
It is a co-ordination service, which through partnership working, aims to guide people through and understand and engage with, the landscape of services available to them, as well as procuring services where there is an unmet need. The Fulfilling Lives Programme also aims to influence policy making, as well as the design and commissioning for those with multiple and complex needs, through local and national evaluation, and with input from individuals who have lived experience of accessing services.

Learning opportunities

  • Access to challenging behaviour teams and assertive outreach teams
  • Multi-disciplinary and partnership working through multi agency meetings
  • Interaction with clinical treatment agencies for alcohol and substance misuse
  • Interaction with statutory health and mental health providers
  • Interaction with Criminal justice teams
  • Interaction with Local authority housing assistance and rough sleeping interventions
  • Personal centred support planning , monitoring and review
  • Facilitating the attendance of appointments
  • Understanding of and contribution to the purchasing and commissioning process
  • Experience of co-ordinating support for people in their own homes to enhance their independence
  • Experience of continuing assessment of need and risk
  • Experience of advocating on behalf of service users with other service providers and organisations
  • Practice within the principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppressive practice and equal opportunities
  • Service quality monitoring
  • To work across other projects within the agency
  • Opportunities to apply relevant theories
  • Experience of working in a team within a framework of purchaser service specification/contracting, corporate and local policy
  • Improving housing situations
  • Supporting employment and educational and volunteering opportunities
  • Community outreach work
  • 1:1 work and groups

Additional information

  • Office is based on second floor of a building with no wheel chair access
  • Service hours are generally Monday -Friday, 9-5, however, due to the nature of the client group, we like to be able to offer appointments outside of these working hours if necessary. Therefore the flexibility to be able to start early or finish late may be required.