Partners in Change.

Partners in Change is a joint initiative between Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s services, Mental Health and Substance Misuse services to improve outcomes for families with social work involvement.

What is Partners in Change?

Partners in Change supports social workers working with families affected by parental substance use/dual diagnosis.

Oasis Project employs Substance Misuse specialists who are based within children’s services, they work with social workers and parents/carers.

The specialist workers are a direct link between children’s social care and drug and alcohol treatment services. They aim to support parents with accessing the right support, as well as upskilling and increasing social workers confidence when working with families affected by substance misuse.

The work is delivered through brief interventions with parents,  case discussions with social workers, and direct support with assessing the impact of substance misuse and the child’s experience to promote positive change for families.

What does Partners in Change Offer?

– 1:1 consultations with Social Workers

– Brief interventions with parents

– Input into Social Work Case Formulations as part of the Partners in Change Hub

– Responsive and accessible information and advice for Social Workers

– Bespoke, formal training and workshops

– A focus on achieving positive outcomes for parents / care givers and children

How to contact the Partners in Change Team

For more information about Oasis Project’s Partner in Change service please contact 01273 696970.