About Opportunity Nottingham
Opportunity Nottingham is part of the National Fulfilling Lives Programme and Big Lottery Funded until 2022.
We exist to improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs in Nottingham City, and deliver our work through a partnership of local agencies.
Beneficiaries of Opportunity Nottingham need to be experiencing at least three out of the following four complex needs; homelessness, offending, substance misuse and mental ill health. In order to join the project, they must be referred to us. They can do this, or a referral can be made on their behalf.
Once a Beneficiary joins Opportunity Nottingham, a Personal Development Coordinator will provide a very high level of support. This support is tailored to the Beneficiary, and involves working with specialist services and Partner agencies around the four project criteria. Meetings take place in an environment the Beneficiary feels comfortable in, which could include a local café or their home. We are also able to meet in more formal settings if required, such as a prison or hospital ward.
Our working approach considers the longer term, and we will work with a Beneficiary for as long as they need us to. We will also attempt to re-engage with Beneficiaries who stop accessing the project, and we avoid closing cases where possible.
Supporting people who are experiencing multiple needs, providing and coordinating services that will enable them to live fulfilled lives.
Working towards System Change by transforming the way services work at a national and local level so that they are easy to access, connected and delivered with the Beneficiary (service-user) in mind.