Today (13 August 2018) the Government has announced its strategy and £100 million of funding to end rough sleeping by 2027. Combined with the recent implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act, the creation of the Rough Sleeping Initiative and last week’s announcement on supported housing, it is clear that rough sleeping is firmly on the […]
Last month the independent review of the Mental Health Act published their interim report. MEAM’s Policy Manager Sam Thomas reflects on the way that people with drug and alcohol problems are treated under the current Mental Health Act and how this requires further attention. The government made a manifesto pledge last year to review legislation that […]
On 8 January 2018 the Prime Minister announced a re-shuffle of the Cabinet and junior Ministers. Here is an overview of the main changes.
Following the recent publication of our report Multiple Needs: Time for political leadership, our Policy and Practice Officer Laura Greason shares her third and final reflection on the nationwide consultation that helped to shape it.
Earlier this month we published Multiple Needs: Time for political leadership. In the second of three blogs, our Policy and Practice Officer Laura Greason reflects on the nationwide consultation that helped shape it. This time, she focuses on the roles of central government and the voluntary sector in tackling multiple needs.
Last week we published Multiple Needs: Time for Political leadership. It sets out scale of the challenge around multiple needs, and the action that government must take in response. In the first of three blogs, our Policy and Practice Officer Laura Greason reflects on the nationwide consultation that helped to shape it.
As the party conference season begins, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition has published Multiple needs: time for political leadership, a new publication setting out the scale of the challenge, and the action that government must take in response to multiple needs.
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.