At MEAM, we recognise that the solutions to complex problems like multiple disadvantage can only come from the people experiencing those problems, working respectfully as equals alongside those with the power to ensure that agreed solutions happen. We are committed to co-producing our work and to helping the local areas we support to do the same.
Over the last six months, we have worked alongside a group of people with experience of multiple disadvantage to define our shared approach to co-production and to agree a theory of change that can help guide our activities.
What we publish here is a work in progress. We hope that it will promote discussion and debate and that we can learn from this to refine our approach in the future. If you would like to offer input, or be a part of our journey in any way, please contact Helen Gavaghan, Involvement Coordinator.