Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) – have released their latest bulletin which includes the top three asks for government in the run up to the general election.
The bulletin also brings you the latest news about multiple needs including:
- Multiple needs summit, 22 April **last chance to book**
- Host a conversation on multiple needs policy
- Three asks for the next government
- MEAM Approach: The support we offer
- Follow us on Twitter
Read the full bulletin here
Benefit sanctions are contributing to a rise in homelessness, according to a new study showing there were more than a quarter of a million homeless cases in England last year. Article published by The independent
Hidden homeless: Benefit sanctions blamed as rough sleepers increase by a third in five years
LankellyChase Foundation with Heriot-Watt University has released the most robust research to date on severe and multiple disadvantage In England. Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England draws together previously separate datasets from homelessness, offending and substance misuse treatment systems. It also takes into account available data around mental health and poverty. It delivers the latest and most comprehensive statistics on people facing severe and multiple disadvantage: where they live, what their lives are like, how effectively they are supported by services, and the economic implications of the disadvantages they face.
Read the full report here:
Hard Edges: Mapping Severe and Multiple Disadvantage in England
The Autumn Statement promises better support for people with multiple and complex needs. Responding to the recommendations of the Service Transformation Challenge Panel, the government will look to develop and extend the principles of the Troubled Families programme to other groups of people with complex needs from the next Spending Review. To move in this direction, the government will: Continue reading
The Big Advice Survey is a national survey conducted at a local level. It is created and promoted by individual Citizen Advice Bureaux and Law Centres as well as a diverse range of other organisations including solicitor firms, community groups, local businesses, foodbanks, housing associations, colleges and educational institutions. Continue reading
This guest blog is from Service User Engagement Co-ordinator Justin Nield. Justin has been working on the Fulfilling Lives: supporting people with Multiple Needs Blackpool Programme funded by the Big Lottery.
I haven’t always been a Programme Co-ordinator and I lived with Multiple and Complex needs for most of my adult life. I spent over 20 years in active addiction, suffered with enduring mental health issues and ended up living on the streets, frightened, confused and vulnerable. Continue reading
Our first good practice webinar, held as part of the Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with multiple needs national evaluation, saw two invited speakers talking about their experience of working with people to understand complex problems and find creative and effective solutions to these problems. Continue reading
The Big Lottery Fund is today (12th Feb) awarding £112 million across England to end ‘the revolving door of care’ faced by thousands of people with multiple problems including homelessness, mental ill health, addiction and reoffending.
The grants of up to £10 million to 12 areas across the country will help to improve and create better coordinated services to prevent people living chaotic lives being passed between charities and services, which often cannot individually deal with their wide range of needs. Continue reading
On 22nd January 2014 CFE Research and the University of Sheffield held an event to launch our learning programme.
The programme included a number of speakers talking about the importance of evidence in their work and a workshop for projects to tell us more about their learning needs.
Our presenters included:
John McCracken, Drugs Programme Manager, Department of Health
Pat Russell, Deputy Director, Social Justice Division, Department for Work and Pensions
Andrew Hudson, Senior Advisory, Big Lottery Fund (video)
Mark Somerfield, CFE Associate
Presentations are available below:
The importance of evidence – John McCracken
The importance of evidence – Pat Russell
A Hudson video
Fulfilling Lives – Introducing the Learning Programme
Fulfilling Lives – Developing the Programme
We were also planning to show this video, but had some technical problems:
Alliance for Useful Evidence