Today the MEAM coalition partners (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) publish a new briefing on devolution in England. It explores how services supporting people with multiple needs can take advantage of new powers, and sets out how tackling multiple needs can help commissioners deliver on their wider ambitions for public service reform.
Last month we launched Walking the Frontline, an exhibition in Birmingham sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them. Using our interactive online map, you can now explore the displays from the exhibition.
Today, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition publishes a new briefing that explores how people with multiple needs can be supported towards employment. It is based on interviews across England with people seeking work, and the practitioners that support them.
On Tuesday 7 June, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition launched a new exhibition sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.
Designed with the help of participants in Voices from the Frontline, a project led by MEAM’s embedded policy team over the last two years, the exhibition tells stories about the challenges people are facing, and the lessons that policymakers can draw from their experiences.
At the opening reception, there were contributions from Dr. Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health for Birmingham, and Richard Harris, an expert by experience from co-organisers Birmingham Changing Futures Together, who created a new painting for the exhibition.
Next month, we’re marking the end Voices from the Frontline by launching of a new exhibition that shares the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.
Ruth Wallbank is a Systems Broker at Voices of Stoke, supporting individuals experiencing multiple needs. In this guest blog on election day, she reflects on voting and what it means – both for her, and for the people she works with.
Jonathon Graham spoke to Andy and Caine, who live in supported housing in the north-west, about their experiences of finding work, challenges they’ve faced, and how they think things could be improved.
Sam Thomas asks what a change in the government’s tone on welfare reform tells us about the need to listen to frontline voices.
In this blog, Jonathon Graham from Homeless Link reflects on a new review of research into experiences of multiple needs, and how it links with his work on Voices from the Frontline.
Claire Richmond works with Opportunity Nottingham – one of the 12 Big Lottery-funded Fulfilling Lives areas which MEAM supports. Ahead of the Spending Review, she reflects on the growing national interest in its work, and the vital role of lived experience.