The MEAM Approach helps local areas design and deliver better coordinated services for people experiencing multiple disadvantage. It’s currently being used by partnerships of statutory and voluntary agencies in 30 local areas across England. MEAM Approach areas consider seven principles, which they adapt to local needs and circumstances. MEAM provides hands-on support to the local partnerships as part of this process.
In these case studies published today, we learn more about how the MEAM Approach operates in practice in four local areas. We outline the development of multi-agency partnerships, the enhanced frontline support offered to individuals and the strategic oversight provided to make immediate and lasting systems changes to improve the lives of people experiencing multiple disadvantage.