Referral Closure

Referral Closure

Important: We stopped taking referrals permanently at midday on Friday 29th October 2021.

We have supported people facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD) in Nottingham City since June 2014, after receiving funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. The project was set up to deliver support for eight-years, and will close completely at the end of June 2022.

During the final months of project delivery (Nov 2021 – June 2022), the frontline team will focus on supporting current beneficiaries, ensuring they have appropriate and long-term support in place beyond the life of the project. There will also be a continued focus on the need for system change, with a number of reports and events planned.

What does this mean for people facing SMD in Nottingham City?

Nottingham City has recently been awarded funding to support people facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage, via the MHCLG and the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of the Changing Futures Programme. This funding will ensure that dedicated support for people facing SMD in the City continues until 2024.

How will Changing Futures work in Nottingham City?

Changing Futures in Nottingham City will be informed by the work of the Opportunity Nottingham Partnership; but it will not be a direct replacement. It will be delivered as a partnership, made up of statutory and voluntary organisations across Nottingham City, and led by Nottingham City Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).

What should I do if I need to make a referral for a person facing SMD in Nottingham City (post-October 2021)?

  • Opportunity Nottingham permanently closed for referrals at midday on Friday 29th October 2021
  • There will be a pause between closing of referrals via Opportunity Nottingham and opening of referrals onto the Changing Futures Programme.
  • Beneficiaries currently being supported by Opportunity Nottingham will not automatically receive support from Changing Futures, and new referrals will need to be made if appropriate.

Further information about Changing Futures can be found here.  

Members of the Opportunity Nottingham Team will not be able to provide information or advice regarding the Changing Futures Programme, but will try to help with signposting where possible. 

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