How can people experiencing multiple needs and the organisations that support them take part in social action? David McCormack, Engagement and Co-production Worker at Fulfilling Lives Newcastle and Gateshead and Nicola Drinkwater, Senior Policy Officer at Clinks reflect on a recent opportunity to explore these issues as part of an oral evidence session held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis.
The MEAM coalition, Agenda and AVA welcome the government’s new Drug Strategy published today, which provides an important political focus on people experiencing drug problems.
For many people experiencing multiple needs, moving towards work is an important ambition. Our policy manager Sam Thomas spoke at an event this week on why achieving social justice demands we focus on those with the furthest to travel. In this blog he explores some of the issues that came up in the debate.
Alongside a focus on delivering legislation for Brexit, this week’s Queen’s speech outlined a number of announcements relevant to people with multiple needs. As the new parliamentary session opens, Homeless Link Policy Manager Chris Brill asks: what should we be calling on Government to do? People with multiple needs face a combination of issues including homelessness, substance misuse, […]
Following the publication of party manifestos in the run up to the general election on 8th June, the MEAM coalition is pleased to see commitments across the parties recognising the importance of approaches that support people with multiple needs. Our Policy and Practice Officer Laura Greason takes a look at the detail.
Shortly before this week’s election announcement, the government launched a paper setting out how they plan to tackle some big social issues. What does this new plan have to say about people with multiple needs, and how might the upcoming election affect it? In this blog, Ayaz Manji, Policy Officer at Mind, takes a closer look.
MEAM has responded to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s Universal Credit inquiry. Chris Brill, Policy Manager at Homeless Link, shares evidence from our local partners on the impact that Universal Credit rollout is having on people they support.
The government’s flagship welfare reform programme is gathering pace. Ayaz Manji, Policy and Campaigns Officer at Mind and Paul Anderson, Policy Manager at Homeless Link have been monitoring its impact on people with multiple needs.
NHS England have recently published several important papers setting out the things they expect every local healthcare trust to do over the next two years, and how they are going to support these ambitions. In this blog, Andrew Brown (@andrewbrown365), a consultant to the Making Every Adult Matter coalition on substance misuse issues, provides some background.
Since the summer, visitors to Birmingham’s Centre for Voluntary Action (home to BVSC) have had a chance to explore Walking the Frontline, an exhibition sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them. Our new video takes you inside the exhibition.