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Hertfordshire partners meet You Can team

Our chief executive Ann Skinner shares ideas with Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd and Hertsmere Borough a Council chief executive Donald Graham



People in Hertfordshire are already benefiting from a new service being delivered by Resolving Chaos and South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust.

That was one of the key messages from an event introducing the team, called You Can, to partners in Hertfordshire where work on a two-year pilot programme is underway.

Meeting at Watford football club’s Vicarage Road ground the You Can team talked about the pilots currently in Hertsmere and Three Rivers district council areas.

So far more than 20 people with multiple and complex needs are being supported by the multi-disciplinary team and using personal budgets. It is early days but many people using the service have stabilised their lives, reduced substance misuse and actively engaged in their recoveries.

Project manager Bianca Hegde introduced workers Robyn Ackerman, Vince Adams, Brandon Block, Marta Gajda, Toyin Komolafe and Andy Munro to scores of people representing police, council, NHS, charity and housing partners.

They shared ideas for future development and further collaboration. 

Chief executive of Hertsmere Borough Council Donald Graham said that he hoped and believed that this was just the beginning of a whole new approach.

Newly re-elected Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said that this kind of work, to help people avoid offending and other anti-social behaviour in the first place was a ‘no brainer’.

Resolving Chaos chief executive Ann Skinner said: ‘we have got off to a flying start in Hertfordshire and this event has built further relationships that will help us do even more to effectively support those who need it most.’

Contact the You Can team by emailing you.can@resolving-chaos.org or phone 0772 0824 635