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.
People involved in Voices from the Frontline came to Westminster on Monday to meet with MPs and Peers and ask them to help improve support for people experiencing multiple needs.
Today we publish a new report based on work we’ve been doing with people across the country since the start of the year.
Solutions from the Frontline is based on the ideas and experiences of people with multiple needs and those who support them.
It sets out how the new Government, as well as national and local policy makers and commissioners, can act to reduce stigma, improve services, and support people to achieve their ambitions.
In this blog, one of the authors of Solutions from the Frontline, Nicola Drinkwater from Clinks, explains how we approached producing the report.
Last Wednesday, a number of participants in Voices from the Frontline traveled to the Multiple Needs Summit in London. Over the last few months, all of them have been involved in a conversation about what the next government should do to improve support for people with multiple needs.
A big part of this conversation has been about how to explain the issues affecting them so that politicians and policymakers can understand and will listen. For that reason, we held a joint workshop with Opportunity Nottingham (an organisation improving services for people with complex needs in the city) to explore this.
One thing was clear: there’s a huge amount of knowledge out there about how to put the case across. Read on for some of the best tips that people had.