MoveAhead

AddressCairnwell, Lower Level One Maternity Unit, Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth, PH1 1NX
ContactPam Lamond
Phone Number01738 413075
EmailPam.lamond@nhs.net
WebsiteN/A
Agency Brief 
Target Client Group16+
Programmes Offered

 

MoveAhead is a locally based support service which enables people with mental health support needs to access opportunities and services in the community.   It aims to help people regain confidence self-esteem and enhance individual skills and encourages people to realise their full potential. The service provides one to one support to people who wish to participate in a variety of community based activities and mainstream opportunities. Individual support focuses on helping people to link into a wide range of activities such as voluntary work, work preparation, leisure, recreation, education and social opportunities. The service focuses on enabling individuals to obtain meaningful activity which may be volunteering, engagement in meaningful activity or developing skills to return to employment.

The service works in partnership with local agencies to develop new opportunities and activities in the local community, which may lead to specific qualifications e.g. REHIS Food Hygiene certification, ASDAN Certification.  Our partnership community groups are open to all members of the local community with the emphasis being on improving mental and physical wellbeing through engagement in activity.

EligibilityFor one to one support to access opportunities - People with severe and enduring mental health problems.  Our community groups are open to all over the age of 16.
ReferralSelf Referral, GP, Care Manager/Social Worker, Community Nurse, JCP or any other
OutcomeEngagement in meaningful activity, work experience and voluntary work.
ProgressionSupport personal development such as art groups, writing groups, support to access exercise, ASDAN courses and confidence courses.

Stages Covered

Stage 1 Referral/Engagement Activity-Examples of this is early engagement activity, identification of client need and development of an action plan.

Stage 2 Barrier Removal-Examples of this is barrier removal activities and confidence building, support to develop core skills such as numeracy and literacy, holistic activities linked to individual needs and employability skills.

To learn more about the different stages, please read our icon Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.