Aquarius Solihull outreach punching above their weight

Darlington Borough Council - Preventing rough sleepingSolihull is one of only a small number of services in the West Midlands and across the country with a 100% Streetlink response rate. Streetlink helps to end rough sleeping by allowing the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.

Ruth Spencer, Area Manager at Aquarius sends out a thank you to the team!

This is a great achievement in any circumstance but to have achieved over the last year when juggling lockdowns and limited staff numbers able to respond I think it really warrants a big shout out.

As well as showing the real increase in need over the past few years that we have been reporting, it also hopefully shows the impact of the communications work that has been ongoing locally around this area, and the engagement of our communities and wider partners.

I’ve got to say I am very proud of the team, it’s not been easy providing an outreach service throughout the pandemic and providing face to face support when others have been working from home, but they have been diligent, responsive and careful throughout. I really do feel like they have gone above and beyond.