The Trust is on its way to becoming a different organisation, taking on services from other parts of the Black Country.
We now officially have a new name: Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We also welcome Walsall Learning Disabilities service on board.78 members of staff will be transferring over to the Trust. The Walsall Learning Disabilities service provides three core functions:
- an Integrated Learning Disabilities Community Service
- a Health Facilitation Team, and
- Specialist In-patient Units for people with Learning Disabilities
The next step of the journey is as follows.
- From the start of April we will provide interim management for Dudley Learning Disability Services; Dudley Children, Young People and Families' Services and Wolverhampton Mental Health, Addiction, CAMHS and Learning Disability Services.
- These services will transfer in phases before the 1st July.
In preparation for becoming a different Trust with a broader range of services across a wider area, the Trust held two Visioning Events. These sessions were a chance for staff, service users, carers and members to come together and think about the type of organisation they wanted to be part of in the future. Over the two days, participants brought huge amounts of passion and commitment to the table. The results of those sessions have now been agreed:
- Our vision is Our Community: You Matter, We Care.
- Our goals and values, which were developed and voted on by people on those days, echo that commitment to working with local communities to improve health and well-being.
You can read the full vision, values and goals here.