Fulfilling Lives is an 8-year programme funded by The Big Lottery, seeking to help people with complex needs to better manage their lives by ensuring that services are more tailored and better connected to each other. Tyneside and Northumberland Mind have three Service Navigators working on this programme.
Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead helps those people who often spiral around the system(s), are excluded from the support they need and experience a combination of at least three of the following four problems:
• problematic substance misuse
• mental ill health
Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead sees people for the potential they have, not for the problems they face. The programme offers opportunities for service users to have a voice, as well as training them as peer evaluators and to co-design the way the programme is delivered through the Experts by Experience (EBE) group.
For more information on the service and the referral process, you can visit the Fulfilling Lives website.