CANWe Solutions CIC is the trading arm and community interest company of Child Action Northwest. It was established in 2009 with a focus to develop new services, outside of the charities remit.
We are an independent organisation delivering a range of services aimed at improving the wellbeing and quality of life of vulnerable people from across the region, who have multiple needs and live chaotic lives, increasing their risk of premature death.
Our work enables users to access appropriate services, reduce their social isolation and exercise positive choices about their lives. Through our coordinated approach, the health and wellbeing of our users is improved by facilitating services to become responsive and connected, delivering support as a whole solution and not in isolation.
We work closely in partnership with many other public and voluntary sector organisations to deliver services, because evidence shows that by working together local services can develop more effective and coordinated interventions that can transform lives and sustain positive change.
Nearly all of our service users experience several problems at the same time, such as mental ill health, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, offending and family breakdown.
They may have one main need complicated by others, or a combination of lower level issues which together are a cause for concern. These problems often develop after traumatic experiences such as abuse or bereavement. They live in poverty and experience stigma and discrimination.
In comparison to the majority of the population they are living extremely chaotic lives. Facing multiple problems that exacerbate each other, and lacking effective support from services, they easily end up in a downward spiral of mental ill health, drug and alcohol problems, crime and homelessness.
They become trapped, living chaotic lives where escape seems impossible, with no one offering a way out.
Our projects include: