New project for Live At Ease - 9/06/2014
Ixion Holdings Limited is delighted to announce a new funding stream for its Veteran’s service “Live At Ease”. The new service commissioned by NHS England as a 12 month pilot will have a remit of Early Intervention within the Criminal Justice system focussing on Custody Suites and Courts. The project has already commenced across Cheshire and will go live across Lancashire from Early June. This work builds on the hugely successful North West pilot project commissioned in April 2012 by the NHS which was available to any Veteran of the Armed Forces and their family members and did include a Criminal Justice Element.
Live at Ease will collaborate with existing Partners within the Custody Suites and provide a Wrap Around service ensuring that the needs of each individual are managed with the appropriate Outcomes. Our role is not to duplicate but to augment existing services and work with all agencies. The service will have appropriate Governance through the management of the Contract from NHS England and will work with several Military Charities as well as Statutory and Voluntary Services in providing the very best of available Interventions.
The pilot is one element of a range of services currently being commissioned by NHS England to support the overall “Transformation and Rehabilitation of Offenders Agenda” and specifically focussing on the Veteran as a unique and key group of people. Live at Ease will encourage all agencies to establish the principle of “Asking the Question” within all Assessment procedures to ascertain an individuals service within the Armed Forces. It is envisaged that through providing a One Point of Access into support services, managing the case journey and ensuring positive engagement and outcomes this will form part of a positive process in reducing re-offending.
The pilot will operate for 12 months and will feed into future initiatives which Commissioners will evaluate when the new Criminal Justice Operating structures are in place mid 2015.
If anyone would like to discuss the delivery model or require any further information on this project please contact Michaelt@liveat-ease.org.uk