1250 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, UK
This innovative project is funded for three years by the National Lottery. A newly formed third sector consortium (comprising Barnardo’s, Quarriers, Home-Start Glasgow North, Rosemount Lifelong Learning, GeezaBreak) will work closely together with Education and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership to bring about systems and cultural change in how agencies work together to support families at an early stage.
The third sector consortium was formed to develop a model of practice which required agencies to work more closely together. The aim of the project is for families referred to Social Work, but not meeting the threshold for statutory intervention, to receive faster and earlier access to a wider range of support from the consortium; to prevent a crisis cycle developing, thus reducing the need for statutory involvement and intervention from social work at a later stage.