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

Big Lottery Fund - lottery funded

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

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?

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 […]

New Social Impact Bond (SIB) on multiple needs welcome, but must build on evidence

MEAM welcomes the announcement last week of £40 million across three new national programmes to prevent and tackle rough sleeping and multiple needs.  The three programmes are: £20 million for local authorities to pilot new initiatives around prevention £10 million to support people at imminent risk of sleeping rough or those new to the streets […]