“I am starting to feel like a human being again.”

Across the country, people experiencing multiple needs have benefited from services working better together. In this blog, Anne describes the support she’s received from the Cambridgeshire Chronically Excluded Adults service, which was developed using the MEAM Approach. I have a law degree and had a career in business. I worked and lived in London and never […]

A strong argument for putting Housing First

The Making Every Adult Matter coalition (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) has responded to Housing First: housing-led solutions to rough sleeping and homelessness, a new report from the Centre for Social Justice. As a key contributor to this report, we welcome its publication and recommendations. A range of responses are needed to end homelessness and […]

New funding improves support for the most vulnerable people in local communities

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The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition – formed of the national charities Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind – has today welcomed £2.78 million in new funding from the Big Lottery Fund to significantly expand support for people with multiple needs across England over the next five years. People with multiple needs face a combination […]

Health Select Committee urges action on suicide prevention

When someone takes their own life, the consequences – for that person, their family and their loved ones – are deep and permanent. Suicide can be prevented, and we have a responsibility to do everything possible to ensure that people receive the support they need at times of distress or crisis. In an interim report […]

Dame Carol Black’s review is a welcome contribution to the debate on employment

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In July 2015 the then Prime Minister David Cameron asked Dame Carol Black to undertake an independent review into the impact that drug and alcohol problems and obesity have on employment outcomes. In this blog we respond to the findings of the review, which have been published today MEAM welcomes Dame Carol Black’s long-awaited review […]

50 years since Cathy Come Come: why hasn’t more changed?

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This week MEAM director Oliver Hilbery (@OllieHilbery) participated in a House of Commons event to mark the 50th anniversary of Ken Loach’s landmark film Cathy Come Home, speaking alongside the director and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP.  In this blog, based on his contribution to the debate, Ollie explores why many of the issues around […]