Common Unity Social Enterprise strongly believes that partnership working is the most effective way to achieving the best outcomes when delivering contracts, grant funded projects or training.
Partnership working has played a key role in Common Unity’s successful portfolio, we have worked in partnership with over twenty statutory, public and voluntary organizations across the West Midlands. Common Unity worked with Birmingham Mind to project manage and set up the Single Point of Access (SPA). The SPA was made up of nine voluntary organizations offering housing related support. We were able to involve all organizations to coordinate the service design, process and protocols.
In October 2011 Common Unity was the first voluntary organization to manage and develop the City Wide Community Development Worker Service. The program of works delivered by the Community Development Workers involves a wider partnerships arrangement which involved working with Birmingham Mind, BVSC, Freshwinds, Birmingham City Council Public Health Department and the Joint commissioning Team.
The Joint commissioning Team recently commissioned Common unity to project manage and deliver Mental Health First Aid Lite and SafeTALK to primary care staff and GPs within Birmingham and Solihull. We were able to work with Grassroots and Kaleidoscope Plus to train up to 200 frontline staff and GPs in both training.
Another area of work that Common-Unity has actively been involved in is the review of General Practice Primary Medical Service (PMS) contracts with the Birmingham and Solihull Cluster. This work was done by Yvonne Thompson (Director). Yvonne brings her NHS expertise and many, many years of Primary Care experience as another dimension to the diversity of Common-Unity's unique portfolio.'