An innovative scheme that brings services together to help individuals and families who are in need hosted an information evening for residents.
The One Trafford Response team which has developed following feedback from residents and is made up of police, Trafford Council, health, housing and others - is currently working in Old Trafford and Stretford. It provides a co-ordinated response to families and individuals, ensuring we are able to offer support when it is needed and before the situation becomes a crisis.
Residents met their local team and had their say on how the lives of people in Stretford and Old Trafford can be improved at Monday’s event at St Ann’s Centre, Chester Road, Stretford.
The evening involved round-table discussion where participants asked questions about the service and voiced their opinions on what is important in their community.
Residents were shown a short film about One Trafford Response by Vickie Hollingworth, Trafford Place-based Integration Service Manager and Greater Manchester Police Sergeant Adie Gledhill. Residents had the opportunity to review One Trafford Response information and add any comments which will support the services to make changes to the way we work.
Cllr Catherine Hynes, Trafford Council Executive Member for Equalities and Partnerships, gave an introduction at the event. She said:
The meeting was a great success and was attended by councillors and a variety of officers from Trafford Council, Salix Homes, GMP, and North West Ambulance Service.
“If you are struggling with anything, such as debt, housing issues, substance abuse, domestic abuse, or have children in trouble with police, the team can help you. The Council and its partners are keen to help residents and their family regain control of issues affecting your life. It’s the smart thing to do financially but, most importantly, it’s the right thing to do.”
One Trafford Response is also planning to roll out the scheme beyond Stretford and Old Trafford, and cover the north of borough.
Posted on Thursday 24th January 2019