MEAM welcomes new poverty measure for the UK

The Social Metrics Commission has today launched a new way to measure poverty in the UK. The Commission was formed in 2016 and is made up of individuals from different political and professional backgrounds, alongside data and analytic experts and people with experience of supporting people living in poverty. The need for the Commission’s work […]

How are coordinated responses meeting the needs of women?

How are coordinated responses meeting the needs of women? The MEAM coalition, AVA, Agenda and St Mungo’s are pleased to publish Jumping through hoops: How are coordinated responses to multiple disadvantage meeting the needs of women? Across the country, local areas are developing better coordinated responses for individuals facing multiple disadvantage.  Many are part of […]

The Meam Approach: Expression of Interest 2018

In November 2017, following a national Expression of Interest process, the MEAM coalition selected 23 local areas to join an expanded MEAM Approach network. Due to new capacity in our team, we are now in a position to invite seven further areas to join the network in the autumn of 2018.  We also expect, in […]

The importance of a gender informed approach to multiple needs

Amanda Greenwood, CEO of Lancashire Women’s Centres and her colleagues share their insights on the importance of a gender informed approach to multiple needs. At Lancashire Women’s Centres we work in partnership with other agencies in Blackburn to better coordinate services for people experiencing multiple needs through the MEAM Approach. The partnership recognised early on […]

A coordinated response to multiple needs

Today, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition is launching a new programme of work that will bring together 25 local areas across England to develop coordinated, effective support for people experiencing multiple needs, supported by Big Lottery Fund. In these places, local authorities, statutory agencies and the voluntary sector are working together to transform the […]

Looking for learning: MEAM seeks an evaluation partner

The MEAM coalition is looking for an experienced and dedicated evaluation partner to work alongside us over the next five years.  Our director, Oliver Hilbery, explains more: People with multiple needs face a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental ill health. They fall through the gaps […]

Launch of the Lammy Review

David Lammy’s 35 recommendations set out a clear way forward, says MEAM’s director Ollie Hilbery. We now need leadership and resources to put them into place, so that this thoughtful review can have the impact it needs. This morning I attended the launch of the Lammy Review, which was set up to explore the treatment […]