Julian Support Welcomes New Services

April will be an exciting month for the organisation as the transfer of new services takes place, following our successful bids in the last year to manage mental health services in West Suffolk & West Ipswich.

Ashcroft, a women-only supported housing service near Wymondham, Norfolk is also to transfer from Break Charity to Julian Support in the coming weeks. It's the first and, at this point, only Julian Support service registered with the Care Quality Commission.

A lot of activity has taken place over the past year to ensure a smooth transition for all service users and staff.

The Julian Support team involved in the process has been impressed by the enthusiasm of all concerned, in what are unsettling circumstances. Everyone is committed to making a success of the new services, not least for those people who use the services, both now and in the future.

A number of visits have taken place, with staff from Ashcroft and the Suffolk services attending events at Julian Support's head office to learn more about the organisation. This has included staff lunch events with the Chief Executive and tenants of the supported housing schemes in Suffolk visiting the supported housing services that Julian Support manages in Norwich.

The traffic has been by no means one way, with existing Julian Support staff keen to visit new colleagues and service users in Suffolk and Ashcroft.

Julian Support is committed to establishing itself as a regional organisation, not regarding itself as a Norfolk charity working in Suffolk. To this end, we will work to integrate all aspects of our service delivery as we grow and develop.