MEAM welcomes rough sleeping strategy

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 […]

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Mental health review is an opportunity to do better for people with drug and alcohol problems

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 […]

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Developing our message to government: the roles of central government and the voluntary sector

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.

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Engaging in social action: views from the APPG on complex needs and dual diagnosis

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.

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