A new project will see youth workers embedded in Accident and Emergency departments across hospitals in Greater Manchester to engage with people who have been affected by violence.
‘GM Navigator’ is a youth-focused project which launched at four Greater Manchester hospitals in May.
It sees a team of Navigator youth workers based in hospitals alongside dedicated clinical leads to support vulnerable young people aged 10 to 25 who are admitted to Emergency Departments because of violence. They will work with the young person for up to six weeks, helping them to access local support networks and prevent further violence. The project has been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and is being delivered by the national charity, Oasis. Royal Bolton Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital are involved in the 12-month pilot and researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University will evaluate the service.
Click here to view further information regarding this project on the GMCA website.