ONSIDE is a charity established in 1993, steaming from a belief that everyone has the right to be a valued human being and to be treated in a just and fair manner.
Currently work across Worcestershire & Herefordshire, providing a wide range of support services to ensure fairness and equality for all members of our community who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged or discriminated against.
For self-referral, please contact the Onside Access Hub:
01905 27527 or e-mail:
Advocacy is a way of supporting people to ensure they have their voice heard and their views and wishes are listened to.
Onside provide skilled and trained advocates to offer practical and proactive guidance and support to ensure people facing disadvantage are treated fairly as citizens, have equal rights within all aspects of their lives and have access to the right services.
DEMENTIA SUPPORT SERVICES
Onside provides a range of services to support people living with dementia. The specialists are support for people living with young onset dementia, the provision of peer support and dementia cafes for people of all ages living with dementia.
Social Prescribing aims to support individuals to take greater control of their health and feel more empowered to look after themselves.
Social Prescribers are based within GP practices and secondary care settings. GPs and other health and social care professionals can refer in to the service.
Social Prescribing links patients with non-medical support to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It recognizes that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors and aims to support people to address and deal with issues relating to these factors.
LIFESTYLE ADVISOR SERVICE
If you would like to feel healthier and happier, Onside Lifestyle Advisors can help you to do just that. They can provide the support you need to make small changes in your life that can make a big difference. This free service provides one to one and or group healthy lifestyle support for anyone aged 16 plus.
They will provide practical tips, advice and support to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to make changes to your lifestyle.
PEOPLE LIKE US (PLUS)
Combatting Loneliness and Isolation in Worcestershire
People Like Us (PLUS) is a service that works across Worcestershire to support adults of all ages who are experiencing loneliness or isolation. PLUS enables individuals to connect with others and supports them to become more active and engaged in their communities.
SUPPORT INTO EMPLOYMENT
Onside provide two main options for Employment Support depending on an individual needs:
- Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
Onside Independent Advocacy are part of Fusion, a partnership between local Housing Providers and Voluntary Organisations and proud to be carrying out the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project funded through the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
-Advocacy Works Employment Support
Advocacy Works provides a wraparound community advocacy service prioritizing vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals who are on Inclusive Growth projects but also working with wider agencies to support Worcester City residents facing personal or systemic barriers which are holding them back on their journey into employment or to sustain employment.
SUPPORT SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH
Onside provide two main options for Mental Health Peer Support depending on an individual needs:
A cognitive therapy based peer support program Mood master provides a range of simple tools and techniques to help people manage life's emotional ups and downs more effectively, cope better with everyday stresses and worries and improve their overall quality of life.
- PEER SUPPORT
The Peer Support Service has been specifically designed to help people to make the change of progressing from secondary to primary care mental health services as easy and as seamlessly as possible.
The service offers additional support alongside the clinical support of Gateway Workers in the Worcestershire Healthy Minds team. It does not replace any clinical services. Onside provides this service in Worcester, Malvern and Bromsgrove.