The Gateway Programme Team’s learning and information has been developed using informal feedback, formal evaluation data, and evidence of best practice collated during the initial 6 months of the Programme. 

The offer is intended to support consistency of approach where appropriate as Gateways at Place mature; meaningful cultural development required for system-wide integrated care models; in addition to promoting sustainability beyond the Programme, for which Gateway Programme Team support will end in March 2024.  This offer is available to any individual or group with a professional interest in the Gateway model.

The offer includes three features:

  • Online Gateway resources
  • Participation in Gateway Community of Practice
  • Individual or Group Gateway Information Sessions

For those leading Gateways at Place, an additional feature is available:

  • Orientation for new Gateway Chairs
  • Bespoke update information from Gateway Programme Team

Prior to engaging with Gateway Community of Practice or Information Sessions, we recommend colleagues consult the Online Gateway Resources.

The Online Resources have been designed to support a range of learning styles across the multiple organisations and professions engaged in Gateway.  They include documents featuring detailed text, visual tools featuring diagrams and charts, Gateway templates for completion and recorded material featuring several of our stakeholders.

The Online Resources are intended for introduction to Gateway and for consultation to ensure continuous improvement.  Colleagues consulting the Online Resources will have an opportunity to engage with:

The Gateway Community of Practice is for any colleagues engaged in work with Children and Young People discussed via Gateway Meetings.  It is designed to provide opportunities to learn from colleagues’ expertise on progress, results, successes, and barriers to shape consistent implementation and evolution.

The Community of Practice is intended to develop stakeholder networks and ensure peer support.  Colleagues joining the quarterly Community of Practice meetings will have an opportunity to engage with:

  • Development of Gateway Programme narrative to accompany guidance and use of templates
  • System-wide evolution of Gateway model and sustainability planning beyond the Programme
  • Programme evaluation

Individual or Group Gateway Information Sessions may take place online or in person.  They may be arranged as sessions for the sole purpose of Gateway information sharing or as an agenda item for a more general meeting at which colleagues have a professional interest in the model.

The Gateway Programme Team is experienced in delivering information for professionals in NHS and Local Authority roles, including those from community and acute settings, commissioners, education and social care.  The Team will be focussed on delivery of the Gateway Programme until March 2024 and have knowledge and experience of Gateways across all 9 Places in Cheshire and Merseyside.

Developed using evaluation from participants since Summer 2022, Gateway Information Sessions will build on engagement with Online Resources and Community of Practice, complemented by operational experience of Gateway Meetings across Cheshire and Merseyside.  Utilising a combination of presentations, interactive group sessions and discussion, colleagues participating in Gateway Information Sessions will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn from operation experience across the system as to application of Gateway mode
  • Develop understanding as to benefits of templates
  • Develop understanding as to Resolution
  • Engage in discussion with colleagues, ask questions and reflect upon local implementation

To discuss arranging an information session: