Transforming Lives wins national praise

Published Wednesday 1 July 2015 at 10:04

A pioneering partnership which helps vulnerable families has won high acclaim at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Transforming Lives programme in Blackburn with Darwen was shortlisted at the national MJ Awards for its exciting multi-agency approach to work with families in the borough.

Work is carried out as early as possible with families and individuals in Blackburn with Darwen to prevent poor health and social outcomes and, costly interventions down the line.

It aims to reduce demand, lower cost and deliver better outcomes, whilst recognising the importance of involving families and individuals as key partners in delivery.

Transforming Lives partners are:

  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
  • Lancashire and Cumbria Community Rehabilitation Company
  • Families Health and Wellbeing Consortia – Third Sector consortia
  • Registered Social Landlords

Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

It was a great honour to be shortlisted for such a prestigious national award, and it is a testament to the absolute dedication and hard work from the Transforming Lives team in Blackburn and Darwen.

It also shows the strong partnerships – we all work together to identify where problems start, and intervene at the earliest opportunity. It is this which makes the programme such a success and helps to change people’s lives for the better.”

Chief Inspector Justin Srivastava of Lancashire Constabulary said:

Lancashire Constabulary is very proud to be working alongside Blackburn with Darwen Council and our other partners on the Transforming Lives approach, intervening with people and families before they get into crisis is critical.

This recognition at the MJ Awards is testament to the hard work of all our teams working across the partnership.”

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