AFG showcases powerful outcome for the people it supports



Alternative Futures Group (AFG) has been showcasing how it changes service user lives daily for the better to a Transforming Care event in Liverpool.

The event (The Art of the Possible), organised by NHS England for providers of social and health care providers across the North West of England, was an opportunity for AFG to share stories about how the charity enables service users to live more full and independent lives.

The case studies presented were all real-life cases that told the powerful stories of how through great support people’s lives are changed for the better.

George (not his real name), has a  learning disability and on occasion experiences low mood.  An AFG specialist practitioner got to know George and those most important to him well, reviewed his requirements and built a staff team and accommodation around him. Now George lives in a house he chose, supported by a staff team he likes and trusts.

Other compelling stories about how AFG’s expertise has made a real difference to people lives were available on the day.

AFG Regional Director Carol Toner, and delegate on the day, said: “The stories are very powerful and showcase our sector knowledge, skills and history wonderfully. But more important than that is the fabulous outcome for the people whom we support.”

AFG Director of Corporate and Commercial Development Ian Pritchard added: “AFG offers a unique friendly high quality local service to the people we support, their families and carers. The positive experience of George, who told his own story to the conference, really demonstrated this first hand. The event was also a great opportunity to network with fellow providers and learn from each other’s experiences.”

Alternative Futures Group is a leading provider of high quality services to adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs in the North West of England.

The charity supports more than 1,200 people with a broad range of need in a broad range of models. This includes supported living, outreach and floating support or in a care and treatment centre. This focus on personalised support helps people lead the lives they want and for them to be active citizens in their communities.