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

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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