A new integrated model launched on 1 April 2021, and brings together support for Middlesbrough residents who may have experienced or are experiencing:
- domestic abuse
- substance misuse
The integrated model consists of a number of specialist support services which have been commissioned by Middlesbrough Council. The Middlesbrough integrated model will mean better information sharing, easier access to the right support, and services working together more effectively. In short, the support a person receives will be 'joined up'. It recognises that people have different needs, so will offer different levels of support based on individual circumstances.
We've considered good practice from other areas to help us design this new model especially for Middlesbrough. We're also responding to learning from recent Lessons Learned Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews, and putting recommendations into practice. Given the increase in drug-related deaths, domestic homicides, and high harm and vulnerability experienced by some of our residents, everyone involved in the integrated model is committed to this new way of working, which will help make a difference for residents who need it most.
For more information or referrals, please call 01642 726800.