As part of our mission to provide innovative and professional services that empower our customers, Foundation have a solid commitment to working in partnership with other organisations. This may be within a formalised consortium aiming for multi-disciplinary service delivery, or locally as a result of networking and relationship building from the teams. Foundation Calderdale have built up a relationship with West Yorkshire Finding Independence and others. Their customers are reaping the benefit of their collaborative and inclusive approach.

Calderdale Support Worker, Saoirse reports:

After speaking to customers the Calderdale office received feedback that customers would like fun trips out. With this staff created Foundation Fun Days which run monthly. The idea is to find fun days out that are both affordable and educational.

We kick started our fun days with a trip to The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Both the Adult Offender and West Yorkshire Finding Independence schemes got together to plan and deliver a fun day out.

We went on the train and the trip to the museum was free, luckily the weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed a trip to the park and had lunch in the sun! The museum was great and there were interactive presentations in each room to talk about the history of the cloth industry, some of the customers got involved in these.

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On the way home everyone spoke about how much fun they had and gave suggestions about where they would like to go on their next day out. It’s rewarding to see our customers being so motivated and inspired.

Foundation Fun Days are a success!

Todmorden Action Week

Staff from the Foundation Calderdale Adult Offenders team and West Yorkshire Finding Independence service got together to take part in Todmorden Action Week. The idea was to promote our services in a hard to reach part of Calderdale.

We planned this event along with Calderdale Recovery Steps which is a substance misuse service in Calderdale. All three of our services shared one stall and promoted the services together.

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There were also other agencies there such as Together Housing which is the local social housing landlord, West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council who promoted Recycling.

The event was very successful and an example of the great reach and innovative support we can offer to customers when we work in partnership.